‘Lovely lad’, 14, dies in waterfall beauty spot tragedy on hottest day of year

A 14-year-old boy who died in a waterfall accident on Tuesday has been named, with heartbroken friends describing him as a "lovely lad".

Mohammed Abu Fahan of Amberley Street, Bradford, got into difficulty at Goit Stock Waterfall, in Cullingworth near Bingley.

Emergency vehicles rushed to the popular beauty spot when the alarm was raised but sadly the teen could not be saved, Yorkshire Live reports.

A group of men tried to help Mohammed after he got into trouble in the water, and police are now urging them to come forward in the wake of the tragedy to help with the investigation.

West Yorkshire Police said on Wednesday morning: "Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward in relation to an incident at Goit Stock waterfall, a well-known beauty spot off Hallas Lane in Cullingworth yesterday.

"Emergency services were called just after 6pm yesterday evening (30 March) to reports of a concern for safety.

"A 14-year-old male had entered the water and got into difficulty.

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"Emergency services attended, including fire service, ambulance and underwater rescue teams and recovered a body from the water.

"Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident and in particular, there was a group of males in the area who tried to help the teenager and police would urge them or anyone in the area to come forward and assist with the circumstances of the incident.

"There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances and a file has been prepared for the coroner."

Mohammed's friends said he was a "lovely lad and it was such a terrible tragedy that this has happened."

Tuesday was the hottest day of 2021 so far with temperatures skyrocketing into the mid-20s around the UK.

The warm weather saw thousands of people head to ponds and lakes as well as parks to soak up the sunshine as coronavirus restrictions were eased, allowing different households to meet up outdoors once again.

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