Teenage boy dies after bridge jump

The boy was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR2) in Oxford where he was pronounced dead, police say

The boy was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR2) in Oxford where he was pronounced dead, police say

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A 15-year-old boy has died after getting into difficulties after jumping from a bridge into a river.

Emergency services were called at about 8.30pm on Friday after the teenager jumped from Donnington Bridge, Weirs Lane, Oxford, into the River Thames but did not resurface.

An extensive search operation was launched by the fire service and the boy was recovered nearly two hours later.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR2) in Oxford where he was pronounced dead, according to Thames Valley Police.

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said that two people who had fallen into the water, including the boy, were taken to hospital while a third was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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