Divers pull body from Surrey pond after dinghy capsizes

Heathfield Pond in Cobham The two boys were in the dinghy when it overturned on Heathfield Pond, in Cobham

Related Stories

Divers searching for a teenage boy who went missing after a dinghy capsized on a pond in Surrey have recovered a body.

A search was launched after the inflatable boat carrying two boys turned over in Heathfield Pond in Cobham at around 1645 GMT on Tuesday.

An underwater search continued until 0200 GMT and resumed at about 0930 GMT.

A Surrey Police spokeswoman said: "Dive teams searching for a missing teenage boy at Heathfield Pond have recovered a body."

She added: "Formal identification has yet to take place."

A 17-year-old boy was taken to Epsom General Hospital in a stable condition following the incident.

Police, the ambulance service and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service all attended the scene on Tuesday, while the police helicopter, dog teams and local residents also helped with the search.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Surrey



Min. Night 5 °C


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.