BBC news anchor breaks down on air as she confirms deaths of three minor boys
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) news anchor Joanna Gosling appeared to be overwhelmed with emotion as she announced the tragic deaths of three minor boys who fell into a frozen lake.
The boys aged eight, 10 and 11 died after falling into an icy lake in Solihull, while a fourth boy aged six is still fighting for his life, police said.
The Solihull’s lake, in a suburb of Birmingham, was frozen due to extreme cold weather in the United Kingdom (UK).
She said: “I have some really sad news to bring you, we are hearing three boys – aged 10, 11 and 8 – have died…”
“After being pulled from an icy lake in Solihull. So we knew that four children had been rescued”, she continued.
Joanna, who was then reduced to tears on air as she reported on their deaths, apologised for her inability to get through the breaking news.
“I’m so sorry, this is terrible news, obviously”, she said as she took a moment to compose herself.
“Those three boys, aged eight, 10 and 11 have been pulled from the lake. They’d fallen into the icy water, there were reports six people had been seen on the ice,” she continued while looking down from the camera.
“Emergency crews have been looking obviously around that lake, the emergency crews got their incredibly quickly, within seven minutes. But very sadly, we have heard three of those boys have died,” Gosling concluded.