BREAKING: Two young people drown in lake at popular nature reserve and four others are rescued as temperatures soar
- Four other people were also rescued from the High Eske Nature Reserve
Two young people have died after drowning in a lake in Yorkshire as temperatures across the country soar, emergency services have said.
Four other people have also been rescued from the water at the nature reserve in Tickton, near Beverley, East Yorkshire, during the incident that happened last night.
Humberside Fire & Rescue Service were called to the High Eske Nature Reserve along with police and ambulance crews following reports of young people entering the water.
Police diving teams and boats were deployed to the small lake as part of a search operation.
The coastguard and an air ambulance were also in attendance, according to witnesses. One man said: ‘I was just in the Beverley area, when I saw the emergency services everywhere, heading to same place.
Two young people have died in a lake at High Eske Nature Reserve in East Yorkshire, emergency services have said
‘Then I saw the helicopter land, so I tried to get a look, but it was parked right at bottom of a field track. There was around three or four fire engines, a large fire van, an ambulance car, lots of other unmarked vehicles, and then police van all going to the scene.’
A spokesperson for the fire service said: ‘Last night Emergency Services attended an incident at High Eske Nature Reserve, Tickton, despite the very best efforts of the Emergency services on the scene, tragically the incident resulted in two young people losing their lives.
‘Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families and friends at this difficult time. Crews from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Humberside Police, and Yorkshire Ambulance Services were in attendance and worked together.’
A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokesperson told the BBC that ‘a number of resources’ were sent to the scene.
The identities and ages of the youngsters are yet to be revealed but emergency services pleaded with the public to be safe around the water, particularly as temperatures soar.
The fire service spokesperson added: ‘A further four members of the public were rescued from the reserve by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service using a boat and Humberside Police deployed diving teams.
‘The Service is working closely with Humberside Police, and the area is currently closed to the public as we continue to investigate this very tragic incident. The Service would like to stress the importance of remaining safe around open water and the clear advice from the Emergency Services is that people should not enter the water.
‘Open water such as ponds, rivers and lakes etc. are highly dangerous and people should not enter them.’
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