Body found in River Great Ouse search at Huntingdon for teenage boy

The scene alongside the River Great Ouse at The Hollow and Church Lane.

The scene alongside the River Great Ouse at The Hollow and Church Lane. - Credit: Archant

A body has been found in the search of the River Great Ouse at Hartford for a boy who was in difficulty in the water.

After an extensive search, a body was recovered shortly after 2am this morning.

The rescue mission was launched at 3.40pm yesterday when a teenage boy came into difficulty while with his friends near Riverside Park.

It is believed the boy was a 14-year-old, who studied St Peter’s School, Huntingdon.

Police officers, firefighters and paramedics joined water search specialists from Spartan Rescue for the river search at Church Lane, Hartford.

Magpas Helimedix and a hazardous area rescue team had also joined by 6pm.

A police spokesman said: “The death is not being treated as suspicious and will be passed to the coroner.”

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