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Boy rescued from Benwick river after crash is critically ill in hospital

A nine-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being pulled from a van which had plunged into a Fenland river.

The child, who is from Peterborough, was rescusitated by rescuers from the the incident which happened on the B1093 Whittlesey Road, Benwick, at around 10.20am on Saturday (8), when the van he was passenger came off the road and overturned into the River Nene.

Reports on social media say the van driver managed to get out of the vehicle, but was unable to rescue the boy, who was eventually pulled from the water by passers-by who then administered CPR.

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