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Fundraising page set up to help Lucas Dobson's family

A fundraising page has tripled it's original target for the family of missing Lucas Dobson.

The search for the Deal school boy, who went missing on Saturday, is entering its 5th day after he fell in to the River Stour in Sandwich on Saturday.

Volunteers have been helping police, fire fighters and the coastguard to search for him and are now raising money for his family.

Maciee Stanford with her nephew Lucas Dobson. Picture: Maciee Stanford (15386260)
Maciee Stanford with her nephew Lucas Dobson. Picture: Maciee Stanford (15386260)

In just two days £1,533 has been raised which will help the search continue across a larger area, according to the JustGiving page.

The Search for Lucas Facebook page has also shared links to the RNLI and Kent Search and Rescue - the voluntary organisations helping the search effort.

St Peter's Church in Sandwich and the fire station also have collection buckets to help with the efforts.

KMTV spoke to Chief Insp Mark Weller from Kent Police

On Monday night, communities gathered together for a candlelit vigil in Dover, Deal and Sandwich.

A walk along Deal pier was led by some of Lucas' family and his dad, Nathan, thanked everyone for their support at the gathering in Sandwich.

Police are concentrating their efforts on the river and have asked people to stay away but will not stop people from looking.

The family asked people to come to a meeting at the Quay yesterday as they organised a new tactic to keep up the search.

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