Boy, 16, dies in a canal as 33C heatwave stretches into seventh day

A 16-year-old boy has been found dead in the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in Burnley, Lancashire, on Saturday evening. The boy had entered the water near Empire Way in the town. Emergency services were called but were unable to save him. The UK is currently experiencing a heatwave, with September seeing the longest heatwave on record. Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures reaching 32.7C. The exact cause of the boy's death is yet to be determined, and investigations are ongoing.