First picture of 2-year-old boy that fell into river as police name toddler

A 2-year-old boy who fell into a fast-flowing river while out with his family has been named by police. Divers are continuing to search for two-year-old Xielo Maruziva following the horror in Leicester on Sunday.

His family today released a heartbreaking statement to their “cheeky, funny” boy. Xielo’s mum said: “Xielo is a cheeky, funny, friendly, smart, caring and independent little boy. He never fails to make me laugh or smile and always loves a cuddle and some kisses.

“Xielo loves playing with his toys and watching cartoons including Bino and Fino. “Me, his dad and the whole family are so heartbroken at what has happened. We thank everyone who has supported us and helped us during this time. We are extremely grateful for this.

“All we want is for Xielo to be found as soon as possible. Thank you.”

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