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UK heatwave: Thursday could be Britain’s hottest day on record, Met Office says, after lightning battered UK – The Telegraph

Body of swimmer pulled from Thames after going missing

A body has been found in the search for a 23-year-old man who went missing after swimming in Shadwell Basin, east London yesterday, the Metropolitan Police said. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Searches are continuing for the two other males currently missing in the Thames, the force added.

The Metropolitan Police said a swimmer went missing at Shadwell Basin on Tuesday evening, a second at Waterloo Bridge and a third near Kingston High Street.

Of the incident at Shadwell Basin, police said: “The man was swimming with friends and has not resurfaced.

“Officers and the marine policing unit attended along with other emergency service personnel and are searching the area.”

On Tuesday, a body was found at a water park after reports that a swimmer had disappeared in a lake in Gloucestershire.

Emergency services were called to Cotswold Water Park, near Cirencester, at around 1.40pm on Tuesday following reports a swimmer had gone missing.

Joanne Pendlebury, from Waterland Outdoor Pursuits which owns part of the lake, said the man was “looking for his missing dog”.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were at the site, with a National Police Air Service helicopter scrambled to help search for the swimmer.

Gloucestershire Police said the body of a man was pulled from the water shortly before 8.50pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the coroner and the man’s next of kin have been informed, the force added.

UK heatwave: Thursday could be Britain’s hottest day on record, Met Office says, after lightning battered UK – The Telegraph

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