English young rugby player discovered dead in French lake

A high school British rugby player has suffocated amid an adolescent institute visit in southern France.

The assortment of Harry Sykes, 16, was recuperated from a lake close to the city of Carcassonne, which he had been chatting with colleagues from Halifax Elite Rugby Academy.

He was discovered dead in Lac de la Cavayere in the wake of being accounted for missing on Wednesday evening.

Police jumpers recouped his body following a two-hour look, nearby media revealed.

In an announcement, the West Yorkshire institute stated: “We are crushed amazing to affirm that one of our players, Harry Sykes, passed away yesterday.

“We solicit that you regard the protection from Harry’s family, companions and partners at this most troublesome time.

“A full tribute will be discharged at the appropriate time yet right now we are on the whole grappling with the departure of a genuinely kind, legitimate and submitted young fellow.”

A representative for the UK Foreign Office stated: “We are supporting the group of a British national after his passing in Carcassonne, France, and we are in contact with the nearby experts.”