A dog has drowned after it got into trouble in a lake in Norfolk.
It's thought the springer spaniel had escaped from a family home and got into difficulty in the Diss Mere.
Council maintenance worker John Hanser saw that the animal was struggling and jumped in to help, but was unable to reach him in time.
I’m just upset, I love Springer Spaniels.
I thought, if I can get him, I will. I know I shouldn’t have tried, but I couldn’t leave the poor thing out there.
You do these things, and I thought he was close enough to get, but he turned around and paddled off. It was so cold, I thought, I can’t get to him, and sure enough he went under.
The Council have warned people of the importance of keeping their pets on leads near the Mere at all times following the incident.
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Disruption on Abellio Greater Anglia between Norwich and Ipswich due to person hit by a train between Norwich and Diss.
All lines are currently blocked between Norwich and Diss. Pasengers travelling between Norwich and London can travel via Cambridge. Abellio Greater Anglia expect disruption to continue until around 19:30.
#Norwich There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 19:30 .GK
Train services between London Liverpool Street and Norwich may be cancelled, delayed or suspended between Diss and #Norwich.GK
#Norwich Please note that the disruption is affecting London - Norwich services (both directions) Other routes from Norwich are running. GK