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09 August 2020 06:44

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Breaking Man in his 20s dies after getting into difficulty in water at country park, police confirm Photo: Ian Burt Photography Archant The body of a man in his 20s has been found in water at a popular country park. Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Emergency services, including police and the fire service, were called to Bawsey Country Park near King's Lynn at around 11.30am on Saturday (August 8) morning. It followed reports of a missing man who is believed to have got into difficulty in the water. On Saturday afternoon, police confirmed a man's body had been recovered.

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Superintendent Malcolm Cooke, from Norfolk Constabulary, said: "Colleagues from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and East of England Ambulance Service assisted officers in the search. "The body of the man, aged in his 20s, was recovered from the water and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. "While enquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances leading up to the man's death, this is a tragic situation. "Without wanting to prejudge what has happened here I would urge people to take the utmost care around water and to be aware of hidden dangers such as fast flowing currents, underwater obstacles and weeds." A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service confirmed two water rescue boats, four fire crews and a drone took part in the rescue operation. Enquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding the death.

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Bawsey Country Park remains widely known as Bawsey Pits due to its previous existence as a quarry A man's body has been found after a search and rescue operation at Bawsey Country Park, also known as Bawsey Pits, near King's Lynn. Photo: Ian Burt Photography A man's body has been found after a search and rescue operation at Bawsey Country Park, also known as Bawsey Pits, near King's Lynn. Photo: Ian Burt Photography If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the orange box above for details. Image copyright Ian burt Image caption Crews from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service assisted police in recovering the body.

A man has died in a lake on one of the hottest days of the year. Norfolk Police said the man "got into difficulty" at Bawsey Country Park in King's Lynn at about 11:30 BST. Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service helped officers recover the body of the man from the water and he died at the scene. The country park is a formed on a number of disused sand pits and quarries. Its website says swimming is not allowed in the two large lakes. Image copyright Ian Burt Image caption The country park's website states swimming is not permitted Norfolk Police said it was called to "reports of a man missing after getting into difficulty in the water". It said it was looking into what happened. Supt Malcolm Cooke said: "Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family at this time." News, views and top stories in your inbox. Don't miss our must-read newsletter Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email A man's body has been recovered from the water at a beauty spot in Norfolk, police have confirmed. Officers were called to Bawsey Pits country park near King's Lynn at around 11.30am, where a man was in difficulty in the water amid the UK heatwave. Tragically he was later pronounced dead. Superintendent Malcolm Cooke from Norfolk Constabulary said: "Colleagues from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and East of England Ambulance Service assisted officers in the search. "The body of the man was recovered from the water and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. "Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family at this time." (Image: Getty Images) Earlier a spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service told the Eastern Daily Press that two water rescue boats, four fire crews and a drone were sent to the scene. A drone joined the search from the air as police and paramedics stood by at the scene watched by crowds of sunseekers. There have been frequent warnings about the dangers of swimming in the former quarry pits at Bawsey Country Park in recent years. The former sand workings have underwater obstructions and steep sides, meaning there are sudden changes in depth. Signs are in place saying that swimming is banned. A 16-year-old boy from east London drowned at the pits in July 2013. A local man, Ryan Pettegell, aged 41, also drowned on the same day after he swam out to look for the missing boy.