A 11-year-old boy, who is believed to be from East Yorkshire, has died while on holiday in France.

It is thought he drowned after getting into difficulty while swimming in a lake at a holiday camp in Berny-Rivière, northern France.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 6.30pm local time last night after a body was reportedly seen by a lifeguard at La Croix-du-Vieux Pont campsite.

Local media report the youngster was pulled from the water and airlifted to hospital in Paris, where he was pronounced dead.

In a statement issued today, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was supporting the family, believed to be from East Yorkshire.

A spokesperson said: “We are supporting the family of a British child who has died in France and are in contact with the French authorities.”

Tour operator Eurocamp has issued a statement on the tragedy and offered its condolences to the family.

A spokesperson said: "Eurocamp are profoundly saddened to learn of the tragic incident that occurred onsite at La Croix du Vieux Pont yesterday (Thurs).

"Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.

"We are actively cooperating with the European Camping Group (the campsite operator), the tour operator with whom the family are travelling, and with local authorities to determine the precise circumstances that led to the accident.

The campsite is owned by the European Camping Group.

Eurocamp is one of several tour operators that occupy positions on the site.

The family involved in the incident are not travelling with Eurocamp, but the firm said it is doing its "utmost to support all parties involved in such a tragic incident".