Frank Varey Bio/Wiki
Frank Varey, a young boxer who tragically drowned while playing with his pals by the river.
Frank died in the River Dee in Cheshire yesterday after going to the river with his friends, who stated they “did everything” to save him. Varey’s body was discovered by police about 11 p.m. local time on Thursday, hours after he had been reported missing, according to the Manchester Evening News.
He was in Handbridge, Chester, some 27 miles from Liverpool, to see the River Dee. There is no more information about Varey’s death that has been made public.
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He was 16 years old.
How Did Frank Varey Die? (Cause Of Death)
Frank was reported missing at 14:30 BST, and at 20:00 BST, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service said they had discovered a body. The river bank and Queen’s Park suspension bridge were closed while emergency crews searched the river near Lower Park Road.
According to a friend who was with him at the time, the adolescent was swimming to the opposite side of the river when he ran into trouble.
Pictured: Boxer Frank Varey, 16, filmed minutes before he drowned as heatwave death toll hits 22: Paddleboarder in his 30s dies in Cornwall and father, 55, drowns in front of his teenage children after family were caught in a rip tide
— Επικαιρότητα – V – News (@triantafyllidi2) July 23, 2021
England Boxing announced the tragedy on Friday with a tribute to the bright young athlete. John Stubbs, England’s Talent Coach, stated, “Frank was a larger-than-life character. I’ve never met anyone that could lose a hotel key 27 times in the first two days of the trip, or anyone with the pre-bout ritual he had,”
He added, “No boy should lose their life at 16,”
He continued, “This is a sad day for the boxing community and my thoughts are with big Frank and the family.”
One of his heartbroken friends, who was at the river with the youngster boxer this morning, said, “RIP Frank, love you brother.
“Tried everything I could to save you. Heart’s in bits.”
River death: @Tyson_Fury‘s tribute to talented boxer Frank Varey,16, who died while swimming in the River Dee in Chester yesterday. In an Instagram post he wrote: “RIP Frank. Was a future world champ. May God be with your family.” pic.twitter.com/IHcZG1AIvq
— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) July 23, 2021
We are all so saddened to hear the passing of the very talented Frank Varey of Sharpstyle boxing club.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Varey family and friends at this terrible time.
RIP Champ pic.twitter.com/lQLBZcgPVv
— Holy Trinity ABC (@HTBC_Belfast) July 22, 2021