Maylands: two teenagers dead after police incident near Swan River

Searchers on the Swan River today. Photo: David Baylis
Searchers on the Swan River today. Photo: David Baylis

TWO teenage boys are dead after a police incident near the Swan River in Maylands yesterday afternoon.

The body of the first teenager was pulled from the water about midnight last night, while the second was located about 9.45am this morning.

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A statement from police said officers responded to information about several youths jumping fences near Tranby Road and Clarkson Road in Maylands yesterday afternoon about 3.15pm.

The search command centre in Maylands. Photo: David Baylis

Several youths were spotted by police officers and chased on foot.

Some of the youths entered the Swan River near Tranby Road to avoid capture and two were taken into custody.

Police conducted a major search operation of the river in the area and found the body of one teenager around midnight last night.

Officers are working to identify the bodies and notify the next of kin.

The search operation continues today for any unaccounted teenagers, with specialist officers from the mounted police, water police and police air wing called in to help.

Photo: David Baylis

State Emergency Services volunteers will also join the search this morning.

Officers from the WA Police Major Crime Division and Internal Affairs are involved in the investigation.

The search area sits adjacent to the Maylands Police Complex.