Police have recovered a body from a canal in Hackney following after an earlier call to concerns for the welfare of a 17-year-old boy.
Police were called at 3.04pm on Wednesday, July 29, to an address in Clapton, after his family raised the alarm.
Officers attended but the boy, who is thought to be named Jack Susianta, left the house by smashing a window before the police arrived at 3.12pm. A search of the surrounding area was subsequently undertaken.
At around 3.50pm, somebody matching the boy’s description was seen by officers in Hackney Marshes but he ran off
On seeing police, the male ran off. Officers tried to stop him, but the teen jumped into a canal near Lea Bridge Road.
An officer entered the water to try and rescue him, but the boy went under.
A search of the canal and surrounding area was conducted by police officers with the assistance of dog units, the police helicopter, the Marine Policing Unit and London Fire Brigade. An ambulance also attended the scene.
At around 5.20pm, the body of a boy was recovered from the water.
A post-mortem examination will be undertaken. The body has yet to be formally identified.
Police had been involved in a search for Jack on Tuesday, July 28, after he went missing barefoot.
Hackney police tweeted: “Jack SUSIANTA aged 17, missing from E5. Last seen wearing blue converse T-shirt, green shorts and grey socks. Subject does not have any shoes on and is possibly on a bicycle.”
He was found shortly afterwards.