Body of man, 27, pulled from reservoir after huge search in heatwave tragedy
A man’s body had been pulled from a reservoir amid Britain’s continued heatwave.
Emergency services raced to Ponden Reservoir, Bradford at around 5:45pm on Tuesday after reports of a person in difficulty.
A frantic hunt was then launched, reports YorkshireLive.
But police sadly confirmed on Wednesday that the body of a man, 27, had been found after hours of searching.
The victim is said to be from outside the local area.
Britain has seen several tragedies since temperatures surged, with people venturing out into seas and rivers.
West Yorkshire Police said it continues to investigate the incident and warned against the dangers of open water swimming.
DCI Andy Farrell said: “We are continuing to investigate today following a major search at the reservoir last night which sadly resulted in divers recovering the body of a man.
“This has been a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life and I would like to remind all residents in and visitors to West Yorkshire of the extreme dangers posed by swimming in or entering open water not designated for such use.
“Such water can be very cold, even in the summer months, and people suddenly entering cold water are susceptible to hyperventilation, which could result in the body going into seizure.
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and officers are working to support them as our enquiries continue.”
Police confirmed that a “full emergency services response”, including the National Police Air Service and police divers, were in attendance at the scene last night and enquiries are ongoing.
The sad news comes after authorities recovered a body in the search for a kayaker who went missing while out off the coast of West Sussex with a friend.
Shane Davies, 33, was last seen at around 3:30pm on Saturday.
Police confirmed on Tuesday that they had found a body and that next of kin and the coroner had been informed.