02:28PM, Monday 18 July 2022
A footpath cordoned off near Bray Lake
Thames Valley Police has confirmed a 16-year-old boy has died after getting into difficulty in the water at Bray Lake.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 11.45am.
A widespread search was carried out and the body of a 16-year-old was located just after 1.30pm.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Emergency services at the scene in Bray Lake
Superintendent Michael Greenwood, the LPA Commander for Windsor & Maidenhead said: “This is an absolute tragedy in which a young boy has died after getting into difficulty in the water of Bray Lake.
“The boy’s next of kin have been notified and are being offered support at this extremely difficult and traumatic time.
“My thoughts, and the thoughts of all of us at Thames Valley Police are with the boy’s family and his friends, and we would ask that their privacy is respected.”
A spokesperson for the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said its crews were called to the lake at 11.46am.
Working alongside a water rescue team from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, crews deployed three rescue boats, a rescue sled, throw lines and water rescue poles in a rescue attempt for the missing person.
The teenager sadly died at the scene, RBFRS said.
A statement added: "Our condolences go out to all of those affected by this tragic loss."
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