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British boy, 12, dies after getting into difficulty in French lake | UK News

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A British boy has died after getting into difficulty in a lake at a Eurocamp site in northern France.

The 12-year-old was found in the water of La Croix du Vieux-Pont in Berny-Riviere on Thursday at 6.30pm.

Dozens of people reportedly rushed to help as he was pulled from the lake, which is surrounded by a man-made beach.

He was airlifted to hospital in Paris, where he was pronounced dead.

In a statement, a Foreign and Commonwealth spokesperson said: “We are supporting the family of a British child who has died in France and are in contact with the French authorities.”

La Croix du Vieux-Pont is popular with British families visiting France as it is around an hour and a quarter away from Disneyland Paris.

It is also just 63 miles (102km) from Paris city centre.

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