Police search lake for missing teen in Essex

Essex Police have been searching for a missing person at Alexandra Lake in Thurrock overnight. 

They were called at around 8.50pm to reports that a teenager had gone missing in the lake. 

Police, fire and specialist diving crews are all in attendance at the scene.

Officers have been seen searching the area with torches. A Police helicopter has also been involved in the search.

People have been asked to avoid the area as police and emergency crews search the river and surrounding area.

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