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Boy falls in lake at Southern Country Park

When six-year-old Henry Fisk fell in the lake at Southern Country Park, kind-hearted bystanders were quick to offer help.

The Hillmead Primary School pupil was with dad Richard, mum Holly and four-year-old sister Phoebe when he took a tumble into the icy water on Sunday (Jan 10) at around midday.

"We were on one of the jetties, smashing ice and digging ice out of the water," said Richard. "He leaned in and it was his bottom half that went in."

Henry Fisk wraps up warm after he fell in the lake(43913707)
Henry Fisk wraps up warm after he fell in the lake(43913707)

In a flash, Holly rescued Henry from the lake and wrapped him up in her coat. Another family offered everything they could to help; one man said they could have his coat, although it was not needed, but the Fisks took up a woman on her offer of a pair of socks – she was wearing two pairs as it was so cold.

"He wasn't in any danger whatsoever, it's just a funny story, but people were so, so helpful," Richard said.

Because Henry's mum and dad were busy trying to get him warm, they did not get the names of the people who leapt in to help but wanted to offer their thanks.

"It would be nice to replace the socks or send them some flowers or something," Richard said.

If you helped Henry after he fell in the lake, email cat.barkley@stortfordindie.co.uk to be put in touch with Richard.

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