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Thames Valley Police was called at 11.45am to reports of a 16-year-old boy in difficulty in Bray Lake, Maidenhead.
A rapid response and widespread search of the lake commenced with colleagues from Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance Service and the National Police Air Service (NPAS).
Tragically, following this search, the body of a boy was located at just after 1.30pm and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Superintendent Michael Greenwood, the LPA Commander for Windsor & Maidenhead said: “This is an absolute tragedy in which a young boy has died after getting into difficulty in the water of Bray Lake.
“The boy’s next of kin have been notified and are being offered support at this extremely difficult and traumatic time.
“My thoughts, and the thoughts of all of us at Thames Valley Police are with the boy’s family and his friends, and we would ask that their privacy is respected.”