Urgent warning as group of teens seen JUMPING on frozen lake just days after Solihull tragedy leaves four kids dead | The Sun

URGENT warnings have been rolled out after a group of youths jumping on an icy lake triggered a massive emergency response.

The shocking incident saw eight police, fire and ambulance vehicles race to the scene in Yardley Wood, Birmingham, on Sunday.


On arrival emergency responders said they identified three youngsters who had since left the lake in Trittiford Mill Park just after 11am.

Around half a dozen lifebuoys could be seen strewed around the ice, which had not been thrown to rescue the group.

A Birmingham City Council worker in the park told BirminghamLive: "One of them just to said to me that they could swim."

West Midlands Police issued a warning following the incident which locals slammed as "senseless".

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The force said: "The ice might seem solid, but you can see the areas where it's starting to melt already despite the freezing temperatures."

It comes just a week after four kids died when they fell through ice into sub-zero waters just eight miles up the road.

Finlay Butler, eight, his brother Samuel, six, and their 11-year-old cousin Thomas Stewart were killed in the Babbs Mill Lake tragedy on Sunday 11.

Jack Johnson, 10, died after heroically attempting to save the others as the horror unfolded in Solihull, West Midlands.

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Jack, Finlay and Thomas were declared dead shortly after the tragedy after suffering cardiac arrest.

Little Samuel sadly lost his battle for life in hospital on Wednesday.

Finlay and Samuel's parents said: "As a family we are devastated at the loss of our beautiful boys Tom, Fin and Sam in such tragic circumstances.

Jack's aunt Charlotte McIlmurray said he thought only of saving the kids – who he did not know – and had no concern for his own safety.






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