THE heartbroken family of tragic schoolboy Lucas Dobson have paid tribute to their” little boy”- after the six-year-old was swept to his death on a fishing trip with his dad.
Cousin Chloee Martin said ” one collision is all it takes” after little Lucas was drowned in Kent’s River Stour on Saturday.
Lucas Dobson, six, pictured with his mum Kirsty Furze, is missing in the River Stour on Saturday The family of Lucas Dobson previously indicated by the little boy would therefore be paralysed with horror Police divers and emergency services were called in to help with the searchSWNS: South West News Service
She wrote:” Rest in armistice little boy, gone route to soon. Nanny will look after you. I love you much and I’ll cherish the recollections forever.
” Life is essential i used household. Cherish the good in life. You don’t know what’s round the corner. I little accident is all takes!
” This world’s a cruel home it really is. But I’m so thankful for the thousands of support through the excursion of finding my little cousin.
” Took occasion but we can now say our goodbyes and lets him rest now .”
Cops and specialist divers applied sonar detectors and drones in the four-day search as tearful members joined 500 volunteers to rake through nearby fields.
A JustGiving page to support the family elevated over PS2, 000 in just three days.
It comes after Kent Police encountered Lucas’s form this morning.
Lucas had been trying to jump onto a boat from the pier when he fell into the water- swept away by a strong current about 1.30 pm on Saturday.
His dad Nathan and three cronies leapt into the water, trying in vain to save him.
Chief Inspector Mark Weller, of Kent Police, said:” Following the finding of a figure in the River Stour at approximately 9.15 am working on Wednesday 21 August, formal identification has taken place and I serves to confirm their own bodies is a matter of missing Lucas.
” It brings an goal to our pursuit and I would like to echo Lucas’ family’s message of thanks to those who came out to help search for him in the last few days. The community reinforcement we have witnessed has been heart-warming, even in the most tragic of circumstances.
” I’d likewise like to recognise the efforts of our partners from Kent Search and Rescue, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and all the volunteers who assisted in the search for Lucas.
” While the search may have ended, our support to Lucas’ family continues .”
Earlier, police said it was ” unlikely” Lucas would be found alive as hopes faded.
It comes after his destroyed father, Kirsty Furze said that while the little boy, who lives in Deal, had taken some swimming lessons at academy, he would have been ” too scared to try to do anything “.
Referring to him as her “everything” and” mummy’s boy”, the mother had previously produced a candlelight vigil during the search.
Lucas’ mum Kirsty conducted a vigil for her little son as the search continuedBPM Media
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Tearful family members joined the search this week as volunteers hunted around regions near the River Stour alongside police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service and HM Coastguard.
Candlelight vigils were also held along the coast for the little boy.
Initial enquiries are continuing but the demise is not being treated as suspicious.
Family members had hopped into the water to try to save Lucas Police tragically confirmed the body found today was that of little LucasFacebook/ Chloee Martin Police said they were ravaged after the little boy’s torso was foundSupplied The family of Lucas tearfully joined the search that lasted for four days2 019 Stephen Lock/ i-Images Police divers were called in, together with drones and sonar equipmentSWNS: South West News Service
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