Investigations are continuing after a man died at Bawsey Pits yesterday (Saturday 8 August 2020).

Emergency services were called at around 11.30am in the morning following reports of a man missing after getting into difficulty whilst in the water.

Superintendent Malcolm Cooke from Norfolk Constabulary said: “Colleagues from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service assisted officers in the search.

“The body of the man, aged in his 20s, was recovered from the water and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Whilst enquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances leading up to the man’s death, this is a tragic situation. Without wanting to prejudge what has happened here I would urge people to take the utmost care around water and to be aware of hidden dangers such as fast flowing currents, underwater obstacles and weeds.”