PEOPLE from the community have offered their condolences after a teenager died over the weekend.

The girl had been rescued from Ducklington Lake in Witney on Sunday afternoon after reports had been made of someone struggling in the water.

The teenager died later that day in hospital.

Read here: Teenage girl dies after being rescued from lake

Oxford Mail readers left messages of condolence after hearing the news:

KAREN BOWELL: "So very sad. Rest in peace. My thoughts are with her and her family at this very sad and difficult time."

ANNETTE RAINBOW: "This is awful, what the family will be going through is so very, very tough, Im so very sorry for all of them, words never feel enough to lose a child is the worst pain known.

"My thoughts are very much with them all."

Read here: MP pays tribute to teenage girl who died after being rescued from lake

RACHELLE BEAKSPEAR: "Heat breaking news. Thoughts and love to the family and friends."

PATRICIA GRANT: "Absolutely awful. Poor girl and family."

SOPHIE KING: "So sad rest in paradise."

ALICIA LEWIS: "Heartbreaking - thought's with the family and friends."

SAMANTHA MASON: "Condolences to the family."

Read here: Fire service offer water safety advice following teenagers death

DREW KAMPHUIS: "This is tragic news."

GILL BERRY: "Just heartbreaking - poor family."

ANNE NOBURN: "So sad."

SAM BROWN: "Very, very sad. Thoughts with family. Shows the dangers of wild swimming.

"It isn't really worth the risk."

Book of Condolence: Ducklington Lake incident

"We are saddened to report the death of a young girl in Oxfordshire. If you wish to leave your tributes for the girl rescued from Ducklington Lake in Witney, you can do so here. We welcome kind words and pictures."

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

Lisa beal

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We are all so very sorry to hear about this sad news my heart goes out to all of u.she was a lovely girl my daughter went all through primary school with her much love to her family and friends xx

Charmaine Winman

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Rest in peace sweet angel cant believe ur life was do tragically taken with a whole future ahead of u. My thoughts r with ur family and friends at the awful time


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Absolutely heartbreaking for her and her lovely family. My thoughts are with all who were close to her. All who had the privilege to really know her and those who, I know, will miss her greatly. Sending love an prayers to all affected by this tragedy.

Councillor Andrew Coles

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Such awful news. A beautiful young life taken way before her time. My heart goes out to all her family and friends at this desperately sad time.

Thomas Ashby

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This is a terribly sad incident. My thoughts are with this young girls family and friends at this very sad time.

Debbie maycock

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A sweet life taken way to soon r.i.p sweet angel my thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends xxx

peighton rose day

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many condolences. i knew her from school and she was lovely. heart goes to all the family. 💜

Karen mills

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So very very sad news for such a young girls life to end so tragically, thoughts are with the family💖

Nicholas Blake Tilley

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My heart goes out to the family on this terrible loss, Such a young life gone, 13 years of age. So much to look forward to and now gone. Please take care and you will always be in my prayers.

Peter Smith

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Very sad the loss of a young life Thoughts are with her family at this time and difficult time