Tributes pour in for teen killed in quarry

Conor McColl died after drowning in the lake
Conor McColl died after drowning in the lake
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Tributes have poured in for a Luton teen who drowned after jumping into a lake at a quarry in Clophill on Thursday.

Former Lea Manor High School student Conor McColl, 16, got into difficulties after he joined two friends in the lake on Jacques Lane and he disappeared under water at around 6.40pm.

Police were called and atttended the scene with Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service to conduct a search.

Efforts continued until it was no longer safe to continue and the search resumed the next morning with a dive team coming in to assist.

A body was recovered at 1.15pm on Friday afternoon.

The Bedfordshire and Luton Coroner Service confirmed on Monday that the body had been identified as Conor, giving his cause of death as drowning.

An inquest was opened yesterday and adjourned to a later date.

Following the tragic incident a tribute page for Conor was set up on Facebook, prompting an outpouring of emotion.

> For the full story read today’s Luton News