Kent

Search for boy missing in River Stour in Sandwich

River Stour, Sandwich Image copyright Google

A search operation has been launched after a six-year-old boy fell into a river in Kent.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said the child fell into the River Stour close to Richborough Road and the A256 in Sandwich at about 13:30 BST.

A Coastguard helicopter, an inshore lifeboat, firefighters and police are hunting for the child.

Local people offering assistance were given briefings on how to help search for the boy safely.

Emergency services warned them not to place themselves at risk, especially as the light fades.

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