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The funeral of a teenage boy who drowned in a lake in Bedfordshire last month will be held this afternoon.
Conor McColl, who was 16 and from Luton, disappeared while swimming with friends in a disused quarry in Clophill on July 24.
Police divers recovered his body the following day.
A woman who got into difficulties in a lake in Bletchley last week has died.
Emergency services were called to the Blue Lagoon Nature Reserve on Wednesday afternoon.
The 20-year-old woman was taken to hospital but police have confirmed she passed away on Friday.
She is the fifth person to die in the region's lakes and rivers in the last fortnight - none of the deaths are believed to be suspicious.
A young woman is seriously ill in hospital after getting into difficulty late yesterday afternoon in the Blue Lagoon in Bletchley near Milton Keynes.
The woman, who's in her 20s, went into the water to help a child.
Four people have died in the region's open water in the past week.
The authorities are urging people to stay away from open water and stick to swimming pools.
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The inquest into the death of a teenager who died in a lake in Clophill in Bedfordshire last week is due to open this morning.
16-year-old Conor McColl from Jaywick near Clacton died on Friday. His body was recovered from the lake after a search by underwater diving teams.
A family have appealed to people to stay out of rivers and lakes in the hot weather after a number of drownings across the region in the last few days.
On Friday rescue teams recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy from the River Ouse in Hartford near Huntingdon.
The same day 16-year-old Conor McColl's body was found at Clophill lake in Bedfordshire.
Then on Saturday a 61-year-old man drowned in the Blue Lagoon Lake near Bletchley and yesterday a 57-year-old canoeist died at Sixfields lake in Northampton.
Conor's mother and father were too distressed to speak to the press but asked his aunt and uncle to speak out in a bid to save other lives.
The inquest into the death of a 16-year-old boy who died in a lake in Clophill, Bedfordshire will be opened tomorrow.
Conor McColl, who came from Jaywick near Clacton in Essex, died on Friday.
The cause of death has been given as drowning.
A boy drowned at a lake in Clophill, Bedfordshire has been named.
He is Conor McColl, 16, from Luton.
Conor's body was recovered from the lake on Friday after a search by underwater diving teams.
A man has died in an apparent canoeing accident in Northamptonshire.
Police were called to the lake at Sixfields in Northampton at around 4pm yesterday after reports of an overturned canoe.
The body of a 57-year-old man was recovered from the lake just before 5pm, along with a canoe.
The man’s death is not being treated a suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
It comes just two days after the deaths of two boys in separate swimming incidents in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
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