Vigil held for three boys who died in icy lake near Solihull

Flowers, balloons and soft toys were left by mourners gathering for a vigil after the deaths of three boys who plunged into an icy lake.

The three, aged eight, 10 and 11, were pulled from a lake in Babbs Mill Park, Solihull, on Sunday, but later died.

Police said searches of the water would continue throughout Tuesday but have stressed there is no suggestion anybody else is missing.

A six-year-old boy who was also rescued remains in hospital.

Dozens gathered for the vigil in Kingshurst on Monday night.

Members of the public and police officers initially went into the water to try to get the children, before the victims were reached by specialist water rescue-trained firefighters who got the group out.

A police officer had to punch through the ice to rescue to boys, West Midlands Police said.

Police were being guided by the families as to how much information was made available to the media, Supt Richard Harris, of West Midlands Police, said, and they were doing “everything we…

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