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Fresh warnings about dangers of outdoor swimming as man dies in Suffolk reservoir

The body of a man, believed to be in his 20s, was pulled from Alton water Reservoir in Tattingstone. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There are fresh warnings today of the dangers of open water swimming after a man died at a Suffolk Reservoir last night.

The body of a man, believed to be in his 20s, was pulled from Alton water Reservoir in Tattingstone, near the Dedham Vale, after a major search by emergency services.

They were called at around 8pm last night after reports that the man was seen going under the water.

"We are asking people to stay safe following a tragic incident at Alton Water near Ipswich last night.

The best way to stay safe in or near the water is to take some sensible precautions and prevent accidents from happening."

– Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service

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Temperatures rising in the east

Temperatures are expected to reach 27 degrees this afternoon, and could be as high as 30 degrees inland.

Peterborough Lido Credit: ITV Anglia

At the Lido in Peterborough people have been enjoying the sunshine.

Sunny Silverstone village Credit: ITV Anglia

It's likely that a heatwave alert will be issued for tomorrow and rail services could be delayed.

You can see a gallery of your pictures here and there's advice on staying safe in the sun here

Warning of train delays due to heat

A track buckled due to heat Credit: Network Rail

Abellio Greater Anglia and Network Rail are warning there could be some delays in train services because of the hot weather.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) some services will have speed restrictions imposed.

"As a result of the high temperatures forecast for Wednesday 1 July, speed restrictions will be in place between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria for some of the day. These are measures introduced by Network Rail to protect the infrastructure. To assist in minimising delays, there are also some alterations planned to the evening peak timetable. We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience these temporary timetable changes may cause."

– Abellio Greater Anglia spokesperson

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Anglia Weather: How hot will it get?

Following a cool summer so far, a brief blast of heat is expected during the next few days - peaking on Wednesday. The weather charts below show how hot it could get where you are.

Predicted temperatures this Wednesday in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Many inland and western parts of the Anglia region will reach or exceed 30ºC.

Somewhere in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, or Northamptonshire could reach 33ºC - the highest temperature for two years.

There's a small chance that the mercury will rise to 34ºC - making it the hottest day since 2006.

Predicted temperatures this Wednesday in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

For relief from the heat, you'd need to head to the east coast, where an onshore breeze will keep temperatures in the low to mid 20s Celsius.

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