THE TRAGIC death of a teenager who was found in the Jubilee River has been ruled an accident by a coroner.

It was late in the afternoon of June 24 when 16-year-old Ruben Iwe got into difficulty while swimming near Amerden Lane Bridge in Maidenhead.

The boy soon disappeared from sight under the surface of the water and emergency services were called at about 5.30pm.

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A search operation was launched and Ruben, who lived in Taplow and attended Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy in Slough, was discovered in the earlier hours of the following morning.

Senior coroner Crispin Butler, of Buckinghamshire Coroner’s Court, ruled the death as accidental yesterday (February 9).