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Two more people feared dead as confirmed heatwave drowning victims reaches 17


Two additional people have been reported lacking within the water following 17 confirmed deaths amid the UK heatwave.

Swimmers trying to cool off are being urged to take care in open water as the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) mentioned it’s conscious of 17 incidents of unintentional lack of life within the water between July 17 and July 20.

There have been two additional stories of people going lacking within the water who’re but to be discovered.

Emergency providers are presently trying to find a boy who went lacking whereas swimming within the River Dee in Chester, based on Chester Live.

A police helicopter has additionally been seen circling the realm up and down the river and a search and rescue workforce are there, as properly as air ambulance, ambulance, police and fireplace crews.

A tweet by Chester Fire and Rescue mentioned: “We’re currently assisting a search in Chester for a teenage boy who’s believed to have gone missing in the River Dee.

“A cordon is in place – please keep away from the realm.”

Emergency providers are presently trying to find a boy who went lacking whereas swimming within the River Dee in Chester
(Image: CheshireLive/MEN)

A serious emergency providers incident can also be in place at Reddish Vale Country Park, Greater Manchester, this night after stories of an individual within the water.

Dozens of police, paramedics and fireplace crews are all on the scene.

They are looking a bit of the River Tame near the M60 bridge, the Manchester Evening News stories.

The fireplace service has confirmed stories of an individual within the water.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) mentioned: “At round 5.20pm this afternoon (Thursday 22 July), two fireplace engines from Whitehill and Stockport fireplace stations have been referred to as to Reddish Vale Country Park, Stockport, to stories of an individual in water.

Emergency services at Reddish Vale

Emergency providers at Reddish Vale

“Crews were quickly at the scene, joined by the Technical Response Unit from Leigh and the Water Incident Unit from Eccles.

“Firefighters stay in attendance right now, alongside colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and North West Ambulance Service.”

All the incidents have occurred in England, aside from one which occurred in Northern Ireland.

West Yorkshire Police issued a warning about swimming in open water in sizzling climate after they recovered the physique of a 15-year-old boy, from Stocking Lane in Knottingley, who was pronounced dead on the scene on Tuesday.

Reddish Vale

Dozens of police, paramedics and fireplace crews are all on the scene at Reddish Vale

Merseyside Police mentioned {that a} man had died and two others have been taken to hospital following an incident at Crosby Beach on Tuesday.

The drive mentioned officers have been referred to as at round 7.10pm following stories of three males of their 20s entering into difficulties within the sea.

Lee Heard, RLSS UK’s charity director, mentioned: “Whilst we recognise how tempting it is to cool off in the UK’s beautiful waterways, they hide hazards that tragically take lives each year and we urge the public to use caution when entering the water, getting acclimatised to the water temperature before jumping in.

“The distinction between the air temperature and water temperature can actually take your breath away; that is referred to as chilly water shock. It is silent, invisible and lethal.

“Water can also hide debris, strong currents and sudden changes in depth that can catch out even the strongest swimmers.

“The Royal Life Saving Society UK urge everybody to study important abilities and information to forestall future unintentional drownings.”

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