Teenager who drowned in Welsh Harp reservoir is named

PUBLISHED: 10:49 14 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:49 14 July 2015

Swans at the Welsh Harp where Marcus Flavien drowned

Swans at the Welsh Harp where Marcus Flavien drowned

Jonathan Goldberg 07958 229 037

A teenager who drowned in the Welsh Harp Reservoir and not found for two days has been named by a coroner.

Marcus Flavien, 19, got into difficulties while swimming in the reservoir on July 4 and then disappeared.

Members of the public went to help him but could not find him.

Police were called to Cool Oak Lane at 5.30pm by the London Ambulance Service but there was no sign of the teenager.

Police divers from the Marine Support Unit were called and ended their search the following Monday morning.

Next of kin were informed.

An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned this morning at North London Coroners Court in Barnet.

Did you know Marcus? If you would like to pay tribute to him, please contact the news team on 020 7433 0134 or email

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