Fence erected where boy drowned

Published: Monday, 07 August 2017

A FENCE is being erected at the weir on the Trent by Beeston Marina after a boy drowned after entering the water.

A search was launched after a report that a boy had gone onto the river at the weir on the 10th July, that included a reported seven fire engines, three boats and 28 police officers, with the body of 12 years old Owen Jenkins being discovered four hours later, Alan Tilbury reports.

Lining the streets

At his funeral on Saturday 100s of people turned out to pay their respects. lining the streets, including scores of bikers also paying tribute to Owen, with one crowd applauding as the coffin passed, as it was told he entered the water in an attempt at rescue.

Local MP Anna Soubry, has called for government action for safety measures around open water, and that a fence,
warning signs and lifesaving equipment are being installed at the weir.