Police give update on search for missing 15-year-old at Essex lake

Essex Police have resumed their search this morning for a missing 15-year old boy who was reported missing last night.

Police were called at around 8.50pm yesterday (Friday 31 July) to Alexandra Lake in Thurrock to reports that a teenager had gone missing in the lake. 

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Superintendent Craig Saunders said: “Our investigation has identified that he was last seen at around 8.50pm on the lake.” 

“We will be working with specialist search teams to carry out an extensive search of the lake and surrounding area today. We ask that you please avoid the area, as we continue our search.”

Anyone with dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone footage from the area last night is urged to call Police on 101 quoting incident 1441 of 31 July.

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