Kent Police has confirmed that a body has been found during the search for a child who fell into the River Stour at Sandwich.
The body has not yet been formally identified but the family of six-year-old Lucas Dobson, who fell into the water near Richborough Roadat about 1.20pmon Saturday 17 August 2019, have been informed and are being supported by Kent Police officers.
Chief Inspector Mark Weller of Kent Police said:
‘This is a deeply tragic and upsetting incident for all concerned, and Lucas’ family are understandably devastated.
‘We were inundated with offers of assistance from members of the public, who turned out in large numbers to help search for Lucas.
“I know his family are very grateful and touched by the support provided, and I too would like to offer my own personal thanks.
‘I would also like to recognise the efforts of our partners from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and others who assisted in the search for Lucas.’
Initial enquiries are continuing, but the death is not being treated as suspicious.