Kent

Missing boy Lucas Dobson: River Stour search enters fifth day

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Image caption Lucas Dobson fell into the River Stour in Sandwich on Saturday

Search teams are continuing the hunt for a six-year-old boy who fell into a river five days ago.

Hundreds of volunteers have helped try to find Lucas Dobson, who slipped into the River Stour while fishing in Sandwich, Kent, on Saturday.

They have worked alongside emergency crews to scour the area and surrounding fields.

On Tuesday, Kent Police said the river was its sole focus and asked the public to stay away from the search.

Vigils were held on Monday evening across Kent, with people lighting candles in an attempt to "light up the coast for Lucas".

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Image caption A vigil has been set up in Aylesham for Lucas Dobson

Police have recruited specialist rescuers with sonar equipment to examine the river.

Peter Faulding, of the Specialist Group International dive team, said they were all "working incredibly hard", in what continues to be a "very difficult" search.

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Image caption Members of the Coastguard monitor a section of the River Stour

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