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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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Warning as two drown at beauty spot

Police have reiterated warnings about the dangers of swimming in open water after teenager and a man died at a beauty spot.

The 16-year-old boy and a 41-year-old man were found dead in separate lakes at Bawsey Pits, Norfolk, last night.

It is believed the man had swum about 50 yards out in one of the flooded quarries towards an island when he was seen disappearing below the water.

In an unrelated incident, the teenager was reported missing at another lake about half a mile (0.8km) away.

After searches were launched at 4.30pm, the body of the man was found at 7.24pm while the teenager was found at 9.25pm.

Both were found entangled in reeds about 6ft (2m) below the surface, Norfolk's Chief Fire Officer, Nigel Williams, said.

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