OXFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is 'truly saddened' by the death of a teenage girl who passed away after being rescued from a lake.

Police were called to Ducklington Lake in Witney on Sunday at 2.35pm following concerns of someone struggling in the water.

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Officers attended with both fire and ambulance services, and the girl was brought from the water and taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The girl later died in hospital.

In a post shared on Facebook, the fire service said: "We are truly saddened by this awful news and send our condolences to the family and friends of the teenage girl who sadly passed away yesterday at Ducklington Lake."

Oxfordshire Chief Fire Officer, Rob MacDougall, said: “On behalf of the service, I’d like to thank our crew members and our blue light colleagues from Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust for their professionalism and bravery displayed throughout their response.

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"We recognise this was an extremely upsetting incident for all those witnessing and also our emergency responders. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young girl."

Thames Valley Police is currently not in a position where the girl's name can be released.

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