Norfolk: Two Bodies Found In Water At Old Pits In King's Lynn

The bodies of a teenage boy and a man in his 40s have been found in water at Bawsey Pitt in King's Lynn.

Danger sign at Bawsey Pitt in Kings Lynn

Following two unrelated reports of persons getting into difficulties whilst in the water, the bodies of a boy in his mid teens and a man in his early 40s were recovered from separate lakes by emergency services during the course of the evening. The body of the older man was discovered at 7:24pm, with the teenage boy’s body found later at 9:25pm.

Partners including Norfolk Fire and Rescue’s Urban Search and Rescue, SwiftResponse and Dive Teams; the volunteer Lowland Search and Rescue and an RAF Sea King helicopter all assisted officers and specially trained dogs in the search.

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Dean commented on the deaths saying: “The tragic discoveries of the bodies of these two people came after an extensive search of Bawsey Pits by the emergency services and volunteers. On behalf of everyone involved I would like to offer my condolences to the families of the males who have sadly lost their lives.”

Danger sign at Bawsey Pitt in Kings Lynn

2300 16 July

Rescue teams have confirmed the bodies of two males have been found at Bawsey Pits at King's Lynn in Norfolk.

Emergency services were called to the location at around 4:30pm yesterday afternoon to reports of a male getting into difficulty in the water.  While at the scene reports of a second missing male were received.

Teams from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, East of England Ambulance Service, RAF Search and Rescue and the police helicopter assisted officers on the ground and in the air in the search. 

Bawsey Pit Kings Lynn Beauty Spot

Both bodies were discovered within water and enquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding their deaths.

Norfolk Police have told Heart they plan to release more details about what has happened this morning.

8:15pm 16 July 2013

Officers were called at around 4:30pm this afternoon to reports of a missing man at Bawsey Pits, prompting a search of the area. 

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, the East of England Ambulance Service, RAF Search and Rescue and the police helicopter assisted officers on the ground and in the air in the search. 

A second report of a missing man was received while officers were at the scene.

And police have asked people to stay aware from the area while the search continues.

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