West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has today called for Lancashire County Council to approve and facilitate the urgent and immediate draining of the East Quarry at Appley Bridge, after another teenager tragically drowned on Saturday.
Rosie Cooper said:
“I am saddened by the tragic news that a teenager has died in the East Quarry in Appley Bridge. My deepest sympathies are with his family and friends.
“Although the police, owners and local authorities have consistently done what they can to secure this Quarry to advise and prevent people from swimming in the lake, the size of the site has proved this difficult. Whenever we have a period of good weather, this has led to young people ignoring advice and warnings not to swim in the Quarry.
“The Quarry must now be drained as a matter of urgency, and I am calling on Lancashire County Council to give the final approval to any pending applications for the developers to begin draining the Quarry.”