Nine-year-old boy drowned near Burton-on-Trent

A nine-year-old boy from Derbyshire drowned on Friday night after getting into difficulties on the River Dove on the Derbyshire / Staffordshire border.

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Family pay tribute to tragic death of their 'vibrant' young son

We are heartbroken and devastated at the loss of our vibrant, happy, bubbly little man, Kai Joseph (ginge to all who knew him).

He was our ray of sunshine who brightened up the darkest day. We, as a family, are overwhelmed with the support of everyone in the close-knit village of Hatton and from people afar.

He was always out and about, whether it was fishing, taking his beloved dogs for a walk with his dad or just in the village. He would smile and put his thumb up to everyone.

RIP wee man.

– Lambe family

9-year-old boy named after drowning in River Dove

Kai Lambe, 9-years-old, Derbyshire. Credit: Staffordshire Police

Kai Lambe, from Heathway, Derbyshire has been named by police as the nine-year-old boy, who died after slipping into water on the River Dove.

Police were called to the weir, near to Tutbury Mill on Friday night, after receiving a report that a young boy had slipped into the water and got into difficulty.

He was rescued by local fire and rescue services and taken to Queen’s Hospital in Burton where he sadly died.

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Pictures: The scene where a nine-year-old drowned

Tributes have been left for the nine-year-old. Credit: ITV News Central

Pictures of the scene where a nine-year-old boy drowned last night after getting into difficulties in the River Dove on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border.

Emergency Services were called to the Weir in Hatton, just after 18:00 last night.

The boy got into difficulty in the River Dove. Credit: ITV News Central

He was pulled out by the Fire and Rescue Services and taken to hospital in Burton-on-Trent where he was confirmed dead.

Staffordshire Police say an investigation is under way and formal identification is expected in the next few days. It is not being treated as suspicious.

Emergency services were called to the Weir last night. Credit: ITV News Central

His family and friends are being supported by specially trained officers.

Nine-year-old boy drowned near Burton-on-Trent

A nine-year-old boy has drowned after getting into difficulties on the River Dove on the Derbyshire / Staffordshire border.

Emergency Services were called to the Weir in Hatton, just after 18:00 last night.

There are reports that several children were playing together when the nine-year-old got caught up in a sinkhole. Staffordshire Police were not able to confirm this to ITV News Central today.

He was rescued by the Fire and Rescue Services and taken to hospital in Burton-on-Trent where he was confirmed dead.

An investigation has now begun to find out exactly what happened. Formal identification is expected to take place in the next few days. It is not being treated as suspicious.

His family and friends are being supported by specially trained officers.

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