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A body has been found in the search for a teenage boy who apparently got ‘into difficulty’ at a reservoir.

South Yorkshire Police said officers were called to concerns about a teenage boy at Ulley Reservoir, near Rotherham, at around 3pm today.

Specialist teams launched a huge search for the youngster, with locals urged to avoid the area while the rescue personnel carried out their work.

Police cordoned off the site as fire crews and life boat teams assisted the search effort.

A diver was seen entering the water at the reservoir earlier this afternoon and police later announced the tragic news that a body had been found in their search.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “We are sorry to share that the underwater search team has found a body in Ulley Reservoir.

“No formal identification has yet taken place. The boy’s parents have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.”

In a previous statement, the spokesman said: “At 3pm, police were called to concerns that a teenage boy had got in to difficulty in the water.

“Numerous agencies have responded, and specialist search teams are now doing everything they can to find him.

“The boy’s parents have been informed and are being supported by our officers.

“Please avoid the area while the teams carry out their work.”