River Thames: Boy's body recovered from water after woman found dead two miles away

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A body has been discovered in the search for a missing boy in the River Thames, a day after a woman was found dead just two miles away.

Thames Valley Police officers were at the river between Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, and Cookham, Berkshire, on Monday following a report of a fear-for-welfare incident.

The force received a report at 3pm that a teenage boy had got into difficulty in the water and had not got back out.

It prompted a search by police and the fire service.

The body of a boy was recovered from the Thames by divers on Tuesday.

His death is being treated as unexplained and not suspicious, and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

The missing boy's next of kin has been informed.

Detective Inspector Mark Carolan, based at Reading police station, said: "Our thoughts remain with the boy's family at this incredibly difficult time.

"I would like to thank the emergency services, local residents and the divers from Specialist Group International who assisted our officers in searching for the boy."

It comes after officers were called to Boulters Lock, at the River Thames in Maidenhead on Monday, following a report of a woman's body in the river at 7.15am.

The force said the woman's death is being treated as unexplained and that formal identification has yet to take place, with officers working to establish the circumstances and to identify a next of kin.

Boulters Lock and Cookham Lock are both closed and police are asking that members of the public avoid the area.

On Sunday, a two-year-old boy was in a critical condition in hospital after being pulled from a lake in Hampshire by emergency services.

An 18-year-old man from Southampton, who officers said is known to the boy, has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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