Warning over underage boozing after Navenby river plunge rescue

A young person was rescued from the water near Lincoln after youths were spotted underage drinking, prompting police to issue a warning to parents and shop staff.

The young people were reportedly supplied alcohol by an adult and Hykeham Police posted on social media on Sunday about the “very dangerous near miss” they had attended in Navenby Lowfields.

Emergency services were called to the scene and the young person required medical treatment.

PCSO Sara from Hykeham Police said: “Young people underage drinking and one young person had fallen into water. Thankfully the person is okay, but has had to have medical treatment.

“Fire, police and ambulance all attended the incident. The young people had been supplied alcohol by an adult.

“I would ask all shop staff to be mindful of proxy sales of alcohol. If you suspect the alcohol is going to be handed to someone underage do not serve them.”

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