A 12-year-old girl is fighting for her life after getting into difficulty while swimming with friends in a river.
The youngster was airlifted to hospital after spending the afternoon out with pals in Oxfordshire.
She is now in a critical condition at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
The emergency services were called shortly after lunchtime today to reports that the girl had got into difficulties in the river Windrush.
A police spokesman confirmed that the girl’s family had been told.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “Thames Valley Police, working with partners from the fire service and South Central Ambulance Service were called to reports that a 12-year-old girl had got into difficulties in the river Windrush at around 12.35pm.”
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They added: “The girl has been air-lifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and is in a critical condition.
“The girls’ next of kin have been informed.”
The Oxford Mail reports that seven police cars, two fire engines, an ambulance and the air ambulance helicopter all raced to the scene.
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