Two die at Norfolk beauty spot

Two men have been found dead at Bawsey Pits near King's Lynn. It follows a huge search and rescue operation involving fire and ambulance crews, and RAF and police helicopters.

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A spokesman for Sibelco, which runs the disused quarry, said:

"The firm was deeply saddened to learn of yesterday's tragic events.

"Safety is our prime concern and signs are in place to warn against swimming and diving.

"We will work with the police and other investigating authorities to help establish exactly what took place.

"Until that process has run its course, we can only say further that our thoughts go out to all who have been touched by these deaths."

Norfolk Police Assistant Chief Constable Nick Dean said: "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."

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Enquiries continue into Bawsey Pits deaths

Aerial view of Bawsey Pits Credit: Mike Page

Enquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two men at Bawsey Pits last night.

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.

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.”

Two die at Norfolk beauty spot

Two men have been found dead at Bawsey Pits near King's Lynn. It follows a huge search and rescue operation yesterday afternoon, involving fire and ambulance crews, and RAF and police helicopters.

The emergency services were called at about 4.30pm. Hours later, they found the two men's bodies in the water. An investigation into what happened is underway.

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