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Boy, 13, missing after falling into the River Thames while on his way to school

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A younger boy is missing after he obtained off a bus on his way to school and fell into the River Thames from Tower Bridge, his principal says.

The Ark Globe Academy pupil was sporting his full uniform as he and a good friend took a bus collectively on Tuesday morning, however he failed to present up at the south London school, in accordance to a letter despatched to mother and father.

Principal Matt Jones advised mother and father the Year 8 pupil obtained off the bus close to Tower Bridge earlier than his ordinary cease shut to the school in Elephant and Castle.

Mr Jones stated the boy “fell into the River Thames” from the iconic bridge and police had been treating it as a “missing individuals incident”.

He described it as “distressing information” for the school neighborhood, including that his “hopes and prayers” had been with the missing kid’s household.

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The boy is a pupil at Ark Globe Academy in Elephant and Castle, south London

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The boy is assumed to be 13 years previous.

He is known as in the school’s letter, which was despatched to mother and father on Wednesday, however the Mirror is withholding his identify.

City of London Police is main the search.

River police, firefighters, the RNLI and a police helicopter had been additionally concerned in the search after the boy fell into the water at about 8am.

In his letter, Mr Jones wrote: “It is with fear that I share information about (the boy’s identify), a Year 8student at Ark Globe Academy.

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“On the morning of Tuesday 20 April, (he) didn’t make his way into school regardless of travelling on a bus with a good friend in full school uniform.

“He obtained off the bus close to Tower Bridge earlier than his ordinary bus cease nearest to Ark Globe Academy and fell into the River Thames.

“At this second in time, police are treating this case as a ‘missing individuals’ incident.

“This is clearly distressing information for (the boy’s) household, mates and the wider Ark Globe neighborhood.

“Our hopes and prayers are with the household at this very tough time.”

Mr Jones added: “I need to reassure and remind you that everybody working in our academy is aware of the vital function that they play in conserving youngsters protected,

“Ark Globe workers are nicely educated to spot regarding alerts from college students they usually know precisely how to escalate points if exterior, skilled help is required.”

The principal acknowledged that “this final 12 months has been a really tough time for a lot of of our college students and their households”, and urged mother and father to contact the school or NSPCC if their youngsters need assistance.

In a press release, Mr Jones advised the Mirror on Friday morning: “We can affirm {that a} pupil at Ark Globe Academy didn’t arrive to school on the morning Tuesday 20 April as anticipated.

“At this second in time, there’s a reside police investigation in relation to the younger individual’s disappearance.

“The police are treating this case as a ‘missing individuals’ incident.

“This is clearly distressing information for the younger individual’s household, mates, and the wider Ark Globe Community.

“As a school neighborhood, we’re coping with this sensitively in order not to compromise the integrity of the police investigation and we want to respect the privateness of the household while the investigation is on-going.

“Our hopes and prayers are with the household at this very tough time.”

Earlier on Tuesday morning, a girl was rescued from the Thames, the London Fire Brigade stated.