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Thames: Body of boy found in water after woman found dead two kilometers away | UK News

A body was discovered while searching for a missing boy in the Thames, a day after a woman was found dead just two miles away.

Thames Valley Police officers were on the river between Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, and Cookham, Berkshire, on Monday following a report of a welfare fear incident.

The force received a report at 3 p.m. that a teenager had difficulty in the water and did not return.

This prompted police and firefighters to search.

The body of a boy was recovered from the Thames by divers on Tuesday.

His death is treated as unexplained and not suspicious, and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

The next of kin of the missing boy has been informed.

Detective Inspector Mark Carolan, based at Reading Police Station, said: “Our thoughts remain with the boy’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“I would like to thank the emergency services, local residents and Specialist Group International divers who helped our agents search for the boy.”

It comes after officers were called to Boulters Lock, on the Thames in Maidenhead on Monday, following a report from a woman’s body in the river at 7.15 am.

Boulters Lock in Maidenhead.  Photo: Google Street View
Boulters Lock in Maidenhead. Photo: Google Street View

The force said the woman’s death was being treated as unexplained and formal identification had yet to take place, with officers working to establish the circumstances and identify a next of kin.

Boulters Lock and Cookham Lock are both closed and police are asking members of the public to avoid the area.

On Sunday, a two year old boy was in critical condition in hospital after being removed from a Hampshire lake by emergency services.

An 18-year-old man from Southampton, who officers say is known to the boy, has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-01 13:44:00

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