Young schoolboy, 11, dies after drowning at Lanarkshire park

A YOUNG schoolboy has died after drowning at a park in Scotland.

Cops were called to Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park, Stonehouse, Lanarkshire at around 4.30pm this afternoon.

A boy, 11, was recovered from the water after getting into difficulty – but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family has been made aware, with formal identification set to take place.

A statement read: “Police were called around 4.30pm on Saturday, 24 July, 2021 following the report of a concern for person in the water at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park in Stonehouse.

“Emergency services attended and a male youth was recovered from water.

"He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Formal identification has still to take place but the family of an 11-year-old boy have been made aware.”

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