PICTURED: Mother, 28, and her eight-year-old who were found dead in a car submerged in pond near RAF base

  • The bodies of Vivien Radocz and young son Milan were discovered on Saturday
  • Milan was taken to hospital but later died, while his mother died at the scene
  • Unclear how long the vehicle had been in the water, Cambridgeshire Police said 

A mother and her eight-year-old son, who were found dead in a car submerged in a pond near an RAF base, were pictured for the first time today.

Vivien Radocz, 28, and young Milan Radocz both of Stamford, Lincolnshire, were discovered in a blue Ford Focus in the water to the rear of RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire, on Saturday.

Milan was taken to hospital for treatment, but later died, while his mother died at the scene.

It is unclear how long the vehicle had been in the water.

Vivien Radocz, 28, and young Milan Radocz both of Stamford, Lincolnshire, were discovered in a blue Ford Focus in the water to the rear of RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire, on Saturday

 The woman died at the scene, while the boy was rushed to hospital for treatment where he later passed away

The pond is sat on a sharp bend, meaning fast moving vehicles that lost control while travelling out of Wiittering westwards may end up in the water

The pair were found inside the blue Ford Focus that was recovered from a pond near to the boundary with RAF Wittering (above), Cambridgeshire, on Saturday evening

Police, fire crews, and paramedics attended the scene on Saturday and the woman and child were removed from the vehicle

The pond is sat on a sharp bend, meaning fast moving vehicles that lost control while travelling out of Wittering westwards may end up in the water. 

Local residents said the surrounding road were the pair tragically died remained closed off since their car was recovered.

One resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said yesterday: ‘Nobody is really sure what happened or if it was a local resident who died, unfortunately it’s not the first time a car has gone into that pond in the last few years.

‘Police arrived last night and investigators have been searching the site since last night, the road is still closed off at the moment. 

The tragedy happened three years after another vehicle plunged into the same pond, but no one was injured on that occasion.

Police, fire crews, and paramedics attended the scene on Saturday and the woman and child were removed from the vehicle.  It is unclear how long the vehicle had been in the water. 

A previous crash at the site in 2019 also saw a silver vehicle also plunge into the pond after a traffic collision, though in that incident nobody was injured.

Anyone who witnessed the vehicle go into the water, or has relevant dashcam footage, should call police on 101 or visit the reporting section of our website quoting 414 of 3 September.

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