Boy drowns trying to save friend

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The Independent Online

A schoolboy died in hospital over the weekend after being pulled from a river in Glasgow.

Declan Shanley, 13, was playing with friends on the banks of the River Kelvin in Summerston, Glasgow, when one of the group fell into the water.

He and another boy jumped into the river in an attempt to rescue their friend, but while the other two managed to swim to safety, Declan was swept away by the current.

He was pulled out of the river near the West of Scotland Science Park at around 8pm on Saturday evening. He was taken to the city's Western Infirmary by ambulance where he later died.

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