The body of a 15-year-old boy has been recovered from the River Thames after he was spotting in difficulties in the water.

Specialist divers, police, fire, ambulance crews and a helicopter were scrambled to the area after he was seen in the water near Sunbury Lock in Walton-on-Thames at around 2.20pm.

The boy’s body was recovered at around 4.40pm and his next of kin has been informed, Surrey Police said.

Enquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances of the incident, but it is not believed to be suspicious or that there is any third party involvement at this time.

Surrey Police