Search Resumes For Child Missing In Lake In Stoke-on-Trent

A huge search is underway.

The search for a child who went missing after getting into difficulty in a lake entered its second day at first light on Tuesday morning.

Emergency services were called to Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent after three children were seen struggling in a lake on Monday afternoon.

Two of the children have made it safely out of the lake, but a rescue operation was launched to try and find the other child, according to Staffordshire Police.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said at 11.30pm last night: “Unfortunately, due to fading daylight, the search operation for the missing child at Westport Lake in Stoke-on-Trent will now draw to a close and will recommence first thing tomorrow morning.

“Officers will remain at the scene overnight,” he said.

Emergency crews including West Midlands Ambulance Service, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Staffordshire Air Ambulance and the National Police Air Service are all in attendance. A police cordon remained in place on Monday evening.

Police said the identities of the children are known to them and officers are in contact with the parents.


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