12 year old dies in river

A 12-year-old boy has died after jumping into a river.

Police were called to reports that a boy had got into trouble in the Jubilee River in Wood Lane, Cippenham in Slough, at about 8pm yesterday. A full search was launched, but his body was discovered just after midnight, Thames Valley Police said.

Detective Sergeant Lucy Deane said:

"Our thoughts go out to the family of this young boy, who has become the victim of what appears to be a tragic accident. The incident is being thoroughly investigated, but we do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances at this time.

"I also would like to emphasise that although it might be tempting to jump in the river when the weather is warm, there are often hidden dangers under the water and so we would advise against doing so."

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