Britain. Authorities believe they found the body of a 13-year-old boy who fell into the River Thames

Britain.  Authorities believe they found the body of a 13-year-old boy who fell into the River Thames

British authorities found a body more than a week ago in search of a 13-year-old teenager who fell on the River Thames in London on Wednesday. Police confirmed the information, but did not say definitively whether it was the boy’s body or not, as “formal identification” had not yet been made.

On April 20, an eighth grade student at Ark Globe Academy fell into the River Thames after getting off a bus.

“Around the afternoon of Wednesday 28 April, a corpse was recovered by the Navy from the River Thames, we believe it was a 13-year-old boy who went missing on Tuesday, 20 April. A spokesperson for the London police said, the family has already been informed, but no formal identification has been made yet.

According to eyewitnesses, the boy left a halt before his normal departure at 8 am. He had a school uniform and would have asked for help when he fell into the river. A woman nevertheless tried to save him, but only managed to find his coat in the water.

In light of the news, the boy’s coworkers are receiving psychological counseling. “We are very sad to hear that a dead body has been found and the police believe that it is our missing student. Our hearts are with your family and friends. As a school community, we are ensuring that all our students are supported during this difficult time, ”wrote a statement issued by the Ark Globar Academy.

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About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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