Major search after boy, 2, falls into river in Leicestershire | EUROtoday

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A serious search is underway for a two-year-old boy who fell right into a river in Leicestershire. Police are searching for the kid within the River Soar after the report got here in round 5pm on Sunday.

Officers stated the boy was together with his household when he entered the water and he had not been discovered by 10.30pm. Emergency providers attended and a search and rescue operation started in Aylestone Meadows, near Marsden Lane.

Footage posted on-line reveals police on a bridge close to Riverside Drive. A helicopter was additionally seen hovering above the scene utilizing a searchlight to scan the realm.

A person was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. The operation is ongoing and can proceed with extra specialist groups within the morning, police stated.

The little one’s household are being supported by specialist officers.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police stated: “Earlier this evening (Sunday 18 February) officers were called to the River Soar in Leicester after reports of a child falling into the water.

“The child, a 3-year-old boy, was with family when he fell into the river, sadly despite the best efforts of those at the scene at the time the child was not located.

“Emergency services attended the scene just after 5pm and a search and rescue operation began in Aylestone Meadows, close to Marsden Lane.”

“A man was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

“The operation is ongoing and will continue with additional specialist teams in the morning.”

Police stated they obtained a number of affords of assist from members of the general public however urged them to not attend as a result of rising water ranges and security dangers.

Anyone who has details about the incident is urged to contact Leicestershire Police by means of the same old channels, quoting reference quantity 476:180224.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/child-missing-leicestershire-river-soar-b2498289.html