Boy dies after attempting rescue in canal

Published: Wednesday, 25 August 2021

A BOY has died in hospital after attempting to save a friend in the Chesterfield Canal.

mill green now2Rushed to hospital

After swimming in the canal at Mill Green (pictured) at Staveley, Logan Folger was in difficulties and pulled from the water last Wednesday and rushed to hospital for treatment, but sadly passed away on Saturday, Alan Tilbury reports.

The 14 years old was helped out of the water by firefighters and ambulance personnel and quickly taken to Chesterfield Hospital after they were alerted to the boy being in difficulty

An inquest into the death was opened on Monday, which was told that the teenager dived into the canal to save a friend who was struggling, with coroner Peter Nieto stating:

Under water for a prolonged period

"Initial circumstances reported by police are that on 18th August Logan was swimming with two friends in the canal in Staveley when one friend got into difficulty in the water.

"Logan and a friend tried to assist that friend and Logan himself got into difficulty and went underwater for a prolonged period."

Once again it tragically shows the dangers of swimming in the canals.