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Ice plunge Berkshire boy dies in hospital

A helicopter arrives at the scene Picture taken by Will Etheridge
A woman had jumped into the pond before rescuers arrived

A schoolboy has died in hospital just over two weeks after plunging through ice into a freezing pond.

Thomas Hudson, six, was found under the water in a garden pond in Burys Bank Road, Crookham Common, near Thatcham in Berkshire, on 5 January.

A woman had jumped into the water to search for the youngster before paramedics arrived and he was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Thomas died "peacefully" in hospital on Thursday morning.

A spokesperson for Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust said: "We are very sorry to confirm that Tommy Hudson died peacefully at our hospital this morning."

Thames Valley Police said they believed there were no suspicious circumstances.



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