‘Hero’ schoolboy, 14, dies after trying to save friend struggling to swim in canal in Derbyshire

A ‘HEROIC’ schoolboy has died after trying to save his friend who was struggling to swim in a canal.

Cops said they were called by ambulance crews just before 4.50pm on Wednesday to reports of a boy getting into difficulty in the canal near Mill Green in Staveley, Derbyshire.

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Logan Folger got into difficulty in the canal near Mill Green in Staveley, Derbyshire[/caption]

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service attended to help the boy – named as Logan Folger – out of the water and he was taken to hospital by paramedics in a serious condition.

Cops said Logan died in hospital on Saturday.

The force said they did not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

DFRS group manager Lee Williams, said: “It’s devastating to be reporting yet another water fatality this summer.

“I would like to extend the thoughts and sympathy of everyone at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and to the family and friends of the deceased at this distressing time.

“It’s yet another reminder of how dangerous open water can be due to hidden currents or debris, and the risk of cold-water shock.

“Please remember Float to Live, and if someone’s in trouble in the water call 999 and ask for the Fire Service.”

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