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US News'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes

13:50  29 august  2019
13:50  29 august  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Lucas Dobson went missing on Saturday 17 August after he fell into the River Stour in Sandwich, Kent. His father Nathan has now paid tribute to the His father Nathan and two adults jumped into the water in to try to rescue him . The six - year - old was swept away by the strong current and 'just

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'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © PA Lucas Dobson, 6, fell into The River Stour in Kent on August 17. His body was recovered days later.

The heartbroken father of a six-year-old boy who died after he fell into a river while on a fishing trip with his family has spoken of the moment his son was swept away.

Lucas Dobson went missing on Saturday 17 August after he fell into the River Stour in Sandwich, Kent.

On Wednesday police said a body found in the river had been formally identified as his.

Now his parents Nathan Dobson and Kirsty Furze have spoken of the tragedy which has left them without their son. 'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

After Lucas fell in, his father Nathan and two adults jumped into the water in to try to rescue him but he was swept away by a strong current.

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Now Nathan has warned of the dangers of children playing near the water and said there were no signs to warn of the dangers of the undercurrent.

Speaking to ITV he said: 'There was adults right next to him and he just disappeared and never come back up.

'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Nathan Dobson (pictured above) has now warned of the dangers of the undercurrent in the water

'And it's only since the tragedy you notice there's only a few life rings, I haven't noticed any signs to say how dangerous the undercurrents of the water is.

'I've seen children feeding ducks at the Quayside, a couple of feet away from the water.

'One simple slip or trip could end in something like this and we don't want anyone else to go through it. 'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Speaking to ITV the parents of Lucas spoke of the moment they lost their son in the tragedy

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'You see how fast the water moves but you don't realise how powerful it is.'

'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mother Kirsty (pictured above) shed a tear as she relived the horrific moment her son was swept away

Nathan described his son as a 'special boy' and also thanked those people who had aided the search.

He said: 'All the emergency services were brilliant, they were there so fast.

'It was like something out of a movie scene.' 'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Lucas, pictured with his mother Kirsty Furze

He added: 'People were coming down from miles away, far away, just to come to this small town and look for our small, precious little boy.

'He was such a special boy.'

Nathan's tribute to his son comes after mother Kirsty posted a heartfelt message in a  Facebook group dedicated to the youngster yesterday: 'I'm Lucas's mum and I just want to thank each and every one of you.

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'I'm so thankful for donations and the food and being out all hours searching for my baby, and for the police & rescue and search team.

'I can't not believe how much my baby has touched all your hearts. He was such a beautiful boy.

'Lucas is looking down on everyone saying thank you in his own way. Lucas will never ever ever be forgotten.

'I'm so overwhelmed with the support I have and had and so is Lucas's dad.

'I really don't know how else I could show my appreciation to you all.'

His cousin Chloee Martin told others to 'cherish the good in life' as she also paid tribute to the youngster. 'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Lucas's mother Kirsty Furze takes part in an emotional vigil procession in Deal on Monday

She said:  'Rest in peace little man, gone way to soon. Nanny will look after you. I love you much and I'll cherish the memories forever.

'Life is so important so is family. Cherish the good in life. You don't know what's round the corner. I little accident is all takes!

'This world's a cruel place it really is. But I'm so thankful for the thousands of support through the journey of finding my little cousin.

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'Took time but we can now say our goodbyes and lets him rest now.'

'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Members of the Coastguard monitor part of the River Stour in Kent in the search earlier this week

Lucas' uncle Lewis Tolman had earlier taken to Facebook to confirm the youngster had been found.

He wrote: 'I would like to say that Lucas has been found and confirmed by the hospital and parents.

'I will have more to say but I need time but I think you all know how much Kent as a community has touched my heart and the UK and even the world thank you all so much xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.'

'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Lucas Dobson (pictured) went missing on Saturday afternoon after he fell into the River Stour in Sandwich, Kent, while on a fishing trip with his family

Kent Police chief inspector Mark Weller confirmed that formal identification had taken place yesterday, and the body was that of missing Lucas.

He said: 'It brings an end to our search and I would like to echo Lucas' family's message of thanks to those who came out to help search for him in the last few days.

'The community support we have witnessed has been heart-warming, even in the most tragic of circumstances.

'I'd also like to recognise the efforts of our partners from Kent Search and Rescue, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and all the volunteers who assisted in the search for Lucas.

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'While the search may have ended, our support to Lucas' family continues.'

More than 200 volunteers helped in the search, with some coming from outside the county to take part in the rescue.

They gathered in groups and searched areas near the River Stour alongside police officers, Kent Fire and Rescue Service crews and HM Coastguard.

'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Specialists with Sonar equipment search a section of the River Stour for the boy on Tuesday 20

Chief Inspector Mark Weller of Kent Police said: 'This is a deeply tragic and upsetting incident for all concerned, and Lucas' family are understandably devastated.

'We were inundated with offers of assistance from members of the public, who turned out in large numbers to help search for Lucas.

'I know his family are very grateful and touched by the support provided, and I too would like to offer my own personal thanks.

'I would also like to recognise the efforts of our partners from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and others who assisted in the search for Lucas.'

Initial police enquiries continued today, but the force said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A vigil yesterday in Aylesham for Lucas, where about 200 people attended and many wore red

Yesterday, Mr Weller said the support from volunteers had been 'incredible', enabling officers to quickly search a wide area and to rule out several locations.

Experts from the emergency services used specialist equipment to find Lucas - including sonar detectors, underwater cameras, divers, dogs and drones.

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On Monday night, Lucas's aunt, Maciee Stanford, shared a post on Facebook showing pictures of her and Lucas and candles that were lit by members of the community in support of the family.

She wrote: 'Our community is strong and has helped us as much as they can through this hard time for my family and I.

'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Members of the public gather in Kent to volunteer in the search for the boy on Monday 19 August

'I cannot begin to express how grateful we are for every single person out there that has turned up shared likes donated anything because it all helps it really does.'

Vigils were held in towns across the South East of England for the missing schoolboy on Monday, while Twitter users shared images of lit candles under the hashtag #LightUpTheCoastForLucas in solidarity with his family.

CJ Barr, 16, attended a gathering in Aylesham, which she said was attended by around 200 people who were asked to wear red - Lucas's favourite colour. 'He disappeared into the water, and never came back': Lucas Dobson's devastated father speaks for first time of moment six-year-old was swept to his death in river in front of his eyes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

'It was a lovely environment to see everyone in red and putting their candle down for Lucas,' Miss Barr said. 'I hope the vigil shares how positive everyone needs to be.'

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