Body discovered in River Tyne after a 13-year-old kid went missing. Let’s see what happened to him and cause of death explained.
Sunday saw the arrival of police, fire, and ambulance personnel.
A 13-year-old who drowned in a river during the heatwave became the latest “Blowtorch Britain” victim. The kid was killed, according to Northumbria Police, after getting into problems in the River Tyne close to Ovingham, Northumberland.
Around 4.15 p.m. on Sunday, Tyne & Wear Fire, Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, and Mountain Rescue began a massive rescue operation.
Today, a corpse was discovered in the sea, a Northumbria Police spokeswoman reported. Police believe it to be the missing male, although formal identification has not yet been made.
His family has been informed, and specialized family liaison officers are still available to them for any assistance they may require.
“This is an extraordinarily devastating update that we genuinely thought we would never have to offer,” Det Chief Insp. Martin Brooks said. “Sadly, a body has been discovered after intensive searches were conducted in the river yesterday afternoon and evening. We believe it to be the male who was reported missing.
“We send our condolences to his family and friends during this terrible time, and we ask that their privacy be respected while they try to process what has happened. “I want to express my gratitude to all the organizations and volunteers that helped us with our searches. Your assistance is greatly appreciated and is extremely necessary.”
It is with tremendous sadness that we were unable to deliver more upbeat news, he continued. The coroner will receive a report, and police believe no outside parties were involved. Since the heatwave started, there have reportedly been seven fatalities in the UK.
River Tyne where the boy died
Rescue officers tried to rescue the body.
Police officer’s statement on this river tyne case.
This morning, a police spokesperson tweeted: “Unfortunately, a body has since been discovered in the sea.
“We think it’s the missing youngster, but formal identification hasn’t happened yet. We had hoped that we would never have to provide this awful update.
“Officers are assisting his family, and our sympathies are with them during this terrible time,” the statement reads. Martin Brooks, Detective Chief Inspector for Northumbria Police, called the teen’s passing “extremely terrible.” “We truly hoped we would never have to offer such a devastating update, but here it is.
“Sadly, a body has been discovered after intensive searches were conducted in the river yesterday afternoon and evening. We believe it to be the male who was reported missing.
We are praying for the male’s family and friends during this terrible time, and we ask that their privacy be respected while they try to process what has happened.
Near Ovingham, Northumberland, emergency vehicles were parked along the riverbank.
“I want to thank every organization that helped us with our searches, including all the volunteers,” he concluded.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated and is extremely necessary.
Police, the fire department, specialized search teams, HM Coastguard Search and Rescue, and the North East Ambulance Service were all dispatched to the location and remained there until about 8 p.m.
To facilitate the operations of emergency services, the general public was advised to stay away from the area as much as possible.
We regret that we were unable to give a more encouraging report. The boy’s family has been informed, and professional family liaison officers are still available to them for any assistance they may require.
The coroner will receive a report, and police believe no outside parties were involved.
We would also ask people not to speculate on the circumstances while the incident is ongoing.
Anyone with information which could assist is asked to get in touch with us via the 'Tell Us Something' page on our website or by calling 101 quoting reference NP-20220717-0819. (3/3)
— Northumbria Police (@northumbriapol) July 17, 2022
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