Boy, two years old, in critical condition after being found in a lake in Hampshire | British News


A two-year-old boy was in critical condition in the hospital after being rescued from a lake in Hampshire.

Police are calling for witnesses after the boy was found unresponsive in the water at Swanwick Lakes, a nature reserve near Falham, on Sunday.

The Hampshire Police said that an 18-year-old man from Southampton was involved in the incident and the police said the boy knew him.

At 8:21 pm on Sunday evening, the police received an alarm and the ambulance and fire department rescued the two-year-old boy from the water at the scene. Police said the child was taken to Southampton General Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Officials want to hear from anyone who was in the area between 7.45pm and 8.30pm because they are investigating how the boy entered the lake.

DI Toby Elcock said: “We know this incident will shock the local community, but we ask people not to guess because we will follow up all investigations to determine how the boy got into the water.

“We are open to what is happening, and we are eager to talk to anyone in the area to help us understand the situation. If you are in the area at this time, please call us. Any information, no matter how small, may be important , So please be sure to contact us.”

People were asked to dial 44210210811 on 101 or anonymously on 0800 555 111 through the charity Crimestoppers to contact officials.


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