THE body of an 18-year-old man recovered from Shavers End Quarry in Stourport last week has been identified.

Police say the body, which was found by police divers on Monday, July 8, was that of Jayden Clarke.

Emergency teams carried out an extensive search at Shavers End Quarry for the teenager after he was seen entering the pool on Sunday evening (July 7).

A Just Giving page has been set up to help raise money towards Jayden's funeral.

Following the incident, police issued a warning about the dangers of open water and are advising people to think carefully before swimming in lakes and quarries.

Detective Inspector Jim Hopkins, from West Mercia Police, said: “The tragic accident of the young 18-year-old man in Shavers End Quarry in Stourport is an all too devastating example of the dangers of open water.

“Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family and friends who are dealing with this tragic loss.”

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion added: “My thoughts are with the family, following another tragic loss of life.”