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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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