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Little boy remains in life-threatening condition

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 22nd August 2014
A LITTLE boy who was rescued from a river last week is still fighting for his life in hospital.

The nine-year-old was pulled from the river at Dearne Valley Park, Hoyle Mill.

It is thought the boy had been playing with friends at the park but it is unclear how he ended up face down under the water.

Police officers confirmed he was still in a life-threatening condition at Leeds General Hospital.

He was rescued by passing horse rider Louise Bennett, 40, of Tredis Close, Monk Bretton, as others stood and watched.