Huge search continues for 14-year-old boy feared drowned in the Thames

Police are continuing to search for the body of a missing 14-year-old boy believed to have drowned in the Thames after going for a swim to cool off.It came as the number of heatwave deaths in open water and off Britain’s coasts rose to at least 11.Met officers were alerted by London Ambulance Service to reports that a child had entered the water and was in difficulty at Tagg’s Island in Hampton, Richmond just before 5pm on Monday.Despite a search by officers, paramedics, fire crews and members of the public, efforts to find the boy were unsuccessful and the rescue operation was brought to an end at 6.40pm.

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