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Firefighters who tried to save boys who died in frozen lake pay emotional tribute

Heartbroken firefighters have left a floral tribute at the lake in Solihull, where three boys aged 8, 10 and 11 died following a tragic incident.

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The group of firefighters, who tried to save the boys during the rescue effort, donned protective overalls and placed a floral tribute near the Babbs Mill lake in the Kingshurst area of Solihull, Birmingham.

Seven sombre-looking firefighters formed a line as they laid bouquets of flowers while being applauded by members of the public for their bravery.

A card attached to the flowers read: “With deepest sympathy. Rest in peace boys. Love from Sheldon Red Watch.”

Seven sombre-looking firefighters formed a line as they laid bouquets of flowers while being applauded by members of the public for their bravery.

A card attached to the flowers read: “With deepest sympathy. Rest in peace boys. Love from Sheldon Red Watch.”

West Midlands mayor Andy Street also left a tribute at the scene.

It read: “Such a tragedy. So unnecessary. My heart goes out to the families that have lost their most precious gift.

“May their young lives rest in peace, and may Kingshurst come together to remember them.”

Dozens of local people, including many schoolchildren, attended the scene where the youngsters died after falling through thin ice on Sunday night.

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