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Boy, 2, drowns in Thames

A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy drowned yesterday after falling from a pleasure boat into the River Thames. Police were called to the river bank at Donnington Bridge in Oxford just before midday after the child disappeared from view.

Despite a search, he was not found for an hour and it is believed he had become lodged under the boat.