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How Two schoolgirls are spotted playing on frozen pond in Wimbledon

How Two schoolgirls are spotted playing on frozen pond in Wimbledon

Two schoolgirls were seen risking their lives this morning while standing on a frozen pond in London, just one day after six children plunged into icy waters doing the same thing in Solihull.

The pair, who appeared to be unaware of any danger, were spotted at Wimbledon Common this morning in the capital’s sub-zero temperatures.

It is unknown how deep the water is, but it comes after a similar tragedy in the Midlands last night.

How Two schoolgirls are spotted playing on frozen pond in Wimbledon
Schoolgirls risk standing on the Wimbledon frozen pond as London is blanketed in snow

Three boys were killed in an accident at Babbs Mill Park in Solihull shortly after 2.30pm yesterday.

Four children had been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after they were pulled from the lake in a state of cardiac arrest.

Local reports last night said one child had died in hospital, but police declined to confirm this until later this morning.

Late yesterday, specialized police divers were seen entering the water under torchlight.

However, fire crews have stated that it is now a’recovery rather than rescue’ operation, as hope for the two missing children fades.

Two children, both under the age of 12, were playing on the ice when it cracked beneath them. According to witnesses, this prompted their friends to rush into the lake to assist them, only to get themselves into trouble.

How Two schoolgirls are spotted playing on frozen pond in Wimbledon
Emergency workers took to the lake yesterday evening in an effort to find two children, believed to be under the age of 12, who are missing and feared dead

At a press conference yesterday night, emergency services had confirmed four children were fighting for their lives in hospital and search efforts were continuing amid reports two further children were involved. This morning the heartbreaking news came that three young boys had died.

The Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that searches would continue overnight, but added that any ongoing activity would no longer be classed as a rescue operation.

When asked about local reports that one of the children had died, West Midlands Ambulance Service tactical commander Cameron McVittie stated that ‘no clinical updates’ would be issued on any of the children at this time.

How Two schoolgirls are spotted playing on frozen pond in Wimbledon
Police officers at the scene in Babbs Mill Park in Kingshurst, Solihull this morning

Eyewitnesses reported seeing responders’smashing through’ the ice on the lake’s surface as the first responders swam out into the water to save the nearest child.

St Anthony’s Primary School in Kingshurt announced last night that it would be closed for students today ‘due to the incident at Babbs Mill.’

source:summarybio.com