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Body located in River Thames in Berkshire

A body has been located in the search for a missing boy in the River Thames in neighbouring county Berkshire.

Police were called to the River Thames between Cookham and Bourne End on Monday (31/5) at around 3pm, to reports that a teenage boy had entered the water but hadn’t been seen to leave.

Following searches, the body of a boy was recovered from the river by divers.

His next of kin has been informed.

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

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.”

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