Man Dies After Lake Rescue In Eastleigh

A man's died after being pulled from the water at Lakeside Country Park in Eastleigh following a major search operation.

Police, firecrews and the ambulance service searched a lake there yesterday afternoon (Monday 9 December) after being called to reports of a man who had entered the water and not re-emerged.

Following the joint search operation, a male casualty aged 28 was rescued from the water and taken to hospital by ambulance.

He was said to be in a serious, life-threatening condition in hospital. Hampshire Police confirmed he later died in hospital.

Emergency services were called at around 12.30pm on Monday to the park off Wide Lane.

Water rescue teams helped specialist police officers with the search operation.

A police investigation has now started into how the man ended up in the freezing lake.

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