Search for missing teenager in water at Lakeside

Update: 1030 hrs

OFFICERS are continuing the search this morning for a 15-year old boy who was reported missing last night, Friday 31 July. 

We were called at around 8.50pm to reports that a teenager had gone missing in the lake. 

Superintendent Craig Saunders said: “Our investigation has identified that he was last seen at around 8.50pm, on the lake. 

“We will be working with specialist search teams to carry out an extensive search of the lake and surrounding area today.

“We ask that you please avoid the area, as we continue our search.

“If anyone has any dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone footage from the area last night please call us on 101 quoting incident 1441 of 31 July”

Statement from Fire Service

The fire service were called this evening (Friday 31 July) to Alexandra Lake, Thurrock following reports of a missing person.

Firefighters from Grays, Corringham, Orsett, Leigh Fire Stations attended alongside colleagues from the Service’s Urban Search and Rescue Team.

Firefighters are currently searching the lake alongside the Police.

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ESSEX Police are currently on scene at Alexandra Lake, Thurrock following reports of a missing person. 

They were called at around 8.50pm to reports that a teenager had gone missing in the lake. 

They are continuing our search with the help of the Fire Service and ask that you please avoid the area.

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