Tragedy as boy, two, falls in river while OUT with family

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Police will resume the search for a missing toddler Sunday morning in a major incident which saw a man taken to hospital and a helicopter and drone scouring the area.

What Happened?

The two-year-old boy was out with his family when he fell into the River Soar in Braunstone, Leicestershire, last night.

Leicestershire Police said all emergency services were in attendance and searching for the child after the force received reports he fell into the water at around 5pm.

The force said that ‘despite the best efforts of those at the scene’, the toddler has not been found. It confirmed that a man has been taken to hospital as a precaution. 

The Search

A police helicopter was sighted searching the river at about 5.40pm, later replaced with a drone.

The helicopter then returned at 6.40pm after refuelling and was lighting up the search area.

The road between Braunstone Lane East and Middleton Street is currently closed.

Report From Police

A statement released by the police last night said: ‘Earlier this evening (Sunday 18 February) officers were called to the River Soar in Leicester after reports of a child falling into the water.

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‘The child, a two-year-old boy, was with family when he fell into the river, sadly despite the best efforts of those at the scene at the time the child was not located.

‘Emergency services attended the scene just after 5pm and a search and rescue operation began in Aylestone Meadows, close to Marsden Lane.

‘A man was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.’

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