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Three boys aged eight, 10 and 11 have died and another boy remains in critical condition after they fell into an icy lake near Birmingham, central England, police said Monday.
“Three boys have tragically died after falling into the lake at Babbs Mill Park in Solihull yesterday afternoon. The boys, aged 11, 10 and eight, were rushed to hospital after being pulled from the water,” West Midlands Police said in a statement.
“When the fire service arrived at the scene, we were made aware there were up to six people in the water,” said superintendent Richard Harris of West Midlands Police said.
On Monday, West Midlands Fire Service chief Richard Stanton said specialist police diving teams would be continuing to search as a precaution.
“The search continued throughout the night yesterday and this morning there will be specialist police diving teams that will be in the water, continuing to search as a precaution,” he said.