Knypersley teenager David Moss dies during fishing trip
AN INVESTIGATION is under way into how a 16-year-old boy died during a fishing trip.
David Moss was pulled from a pool at Moreton Fisheries, near Congleton, on Saturday afternoon.
The teenager, from Healey Avenue, Knypersley, was rushed to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, but doctors were unable to save him.
It is understood David was fishing at one of the pools and may have called a friend shortly before the tragedy to say he was feeling unwell.
Cheshire Police said officers were investigating the death, but added that there were no suspicious circumstances. They have launched an appeal for information to piece together the teenager's final moments.
A police spokesman said: "At 3.34pm on Saturday, police and other emergency services were called to Moreton Fisheries following a report of a teenage boy found in the water in need of urgent medical attention.
"The casualty, a 16-year-old local boy, was taken to hospital where he sadly later died. At this stage, the circumstances of the incident are not being treated as suspicious and it is believed the boy was fishing at the location when he entered into difficulties."
David's parents Dawn and Stephen Moss, and brother Robert, were last night too upset to speak to The Sentinel.
A neighbour in Healey Avenue, who did not wish to be named, said: "It's a shock and very sad. David had only just left school and started working with his dad.
"He and his brother have always been lovely lads."
Tributes have been pouring in on a Facebook site set up in David's memory.
Michael Mitchell wrote: "This sad, sad news has knocked me sideways. It is a true shock.
"Dave was a truly top lad, and I know will be missed greatly by all who knew him, and especially Steve, Dawn, and Rob. Deepest sympathy to you all."
Lisa Mullock wrote: "RIP Dave. You have had a massive impact on so many people lives. So many of your friends are devastated. You will never be forgotten."
Staff at Moreton Fisheries have been left shocked by the tragedy.
Co-owner David Ward said: "We don't yet know the circumstances of what happened, but we would like to send our condolences to the family. We will help them in whatever way we can."
Cheshire Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101, quoting incident 633 of November 24.