Body present in seek for two-year-old who fell into River Soar in February | EUROtoday

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A physique has been discovered within the seek for a two-year-old boy who fell into the River Soar, police have mentioned.

A serious search operation was launched after Xielo Maruziva fell into the river whereas with relations in Aylestone Meadows on 18 February.

His father entered the water to attempt to rescue him, sparking an enormous rescue operation together with over 200 officers and 5 specialist groups.

But regardless of their efforts, the toddler was not discovered and the operation was scaled again a number of weeks later, in keeping with the BBC.

Leicestershire Police mentioned on Thursday {that a} physique has now been recovered and formal identification will happen.

Assistant Chief Constable Michaela Kerr mentioned: “This is devastating news and our thoughts are with Xielo’s family.

“We are so sorry to bring them this news which we were all dreading and our full support is being provided to them at this most difficult time.

“Formal identification will now take place and we ask that the family’s privacy is respected at this time.

“Full support is also being provided to the workers who were in the area of Aylestone Meadows this morning and I want to thank them for their support and co-operation in the most horrendous and unimaginable circumstances.”

Ms Kerr thanked everybody concerned within the search, in addition to the neighborhood and wider members of the general public.

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