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Boy who died in a pond in Wigan is named
Sunday 30th May, 2010

Boy who died in a pond in Wigan is named
Dylan Aaron

The 17-year-old boy who died in a pond in Wigan has been named.

Dylan Aaron, aged 17 of Margaret Street, Hindley, died in Lady's Lane pond, Hindley on Sunday 30 May 2010.

Dylan's family said: "Dylan was only 17 years old and he was our eldest son.

"None of us can understand why this happened.

"He was a young man with a promising future and all of us will miss him dearly, especially his brothers and sisters.

"We all loved him so much."

Police were called to the pond shortly after 3.50am following reports of an assault.

It was also reported Dylan had gone into the water and had not been seen for some time.

The fire and rescue water service unit could not find the boy so the underwater search team was called.

Dylan was found at 8.05am and recovered from the water.

A post mortem examination is due to take place later today.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death is ongoing.

Superintendent Phil Unsworth of Greater Manchester Police said: "This is a tragic incident where a 17-year-old boy has lost his life in unexplained circumstances.

"Our investigation is still in the very early stages and there are a number of questions yet to be answered but a team of detectives are working hard to establish exactly what happened.

"We have been talking to the people who were at the pond last night and they have been extremely helpful, but there is still gaps we need to fill.

"If anyone has information about what happened or witnessed the incident and has not already been in touch with the police, then please don't hesitate to call us.

"Finally, I want to commend the actions of those at the scene who tried to help save the boy.

"We have specially trained officers with the family now to help them through what has happened."

Two men aged 26 and 34 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and section 47 assault. They remain in police custody for questioning.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 872 5050 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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