Boy's body found after search in River Thames

A body has been recovered from the River Thames near Culham. It is believed to be that of Ellis Downes, 16, from Harwell.

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Missing teenager's sister 'will cherish memories forever'

Alex says that she will cherish her memories forever Credit: Facebook/Alex Downes

There are no words to explain how I'm feeling right now, I thought I would wake up and it would of just all been a terrible nightmare. My heart aches so badly it hurts. A massive part of it is missing. All I have now are the happy memories of the cheeky, loveable, handsome young man I was proud to call my brother, and I will cherish those memories forever.

Ellis, I'm so sorry we didn't find you sooner, but I hope you would be proud of me for doing everything I could to get you back. I was never ever going to give up on you. I love you so much words are not enough, my beautiful angel.

– Alex Downes

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