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Emergency services attend serious incident in Cookham

BREAKING: Emergency services at serious incident in Cookham

Photo by Levi Genes

11.04am: Police are continuing to search for the missing man who is believed to have gotten into difficulty in a stretch of water called Lulle Brook, between Odney Lane and Mill Lane in Cookham.

Thames Valley Police were called to the scene at 7pm last night to respond to reports that two men had been swimming in the water and got into difficulty. 

One man in his thirties was brought to safety by a member of the public and was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The other man, also in his thirties is still missing. Searches will continue today. 

A third man entered the water to assist but left the water unharmed. 

The police were assisted by fire crews from the Royal Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services, paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service, and members of Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue.

LPA Commander for Windsor and Maidenhead, Superintendent Colin Hudson, said: “We are carrying out searches today to locate the missing man which includes searches on the banks of the river and in the water using specialist resources.

“One man remains in hospital in a serious condition.

“Our thoughts are with both the men’s families and our officers are supporting them at this very difficult time.”


22.39pm: TVP Maidenhead has tweeted to say it is on the scene in Odney Lane, Cookham following a report of a fear for welfare.

It states: "It was reported that a man had entered the water.

"Officers are working to locate the man who was not seen to get out of the water."


22.17pm: A small update on the incident has bene given by South Central Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (SCAS HART). It tweeted to say that four paramedics entered the water to work jointly alongside the fire and police.


21:45pm: Pictures of the scene have been sent to the Advertiser by witness Levi Genes. 


20.40pm: Emergency services are at the scene of a serious incident in Cookham.

South Central Ambulance said it is supporting Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue, Thames Valley Police along with the air ambulance in Cookham.

Social media reports that three boys have drowned are not correct, the ambulance service added. 

The critical care unit was also sent to the scene.

The service said Thames Valley Police will be providing further updates on the incident.

The incident is believed to be at Odney Weir.

We have contacted emergency services for more information.

Updates to follow.

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