Police recover body from abandoned quarry lake

Police have recovered the body of a man from a lake in an abandoned quarry near Doncaster.

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Police due to name body in lake

South Yorkshire Police are expected today to officialy name the man whose body was recovered from a quarry in South Yorkshire yesterday afternoon. Divers recovered the body from Clay Lake in Doncaster after a 27-year-old man went missing while swimming on Monday night.

Clay Lake where police divers recovered the body of a mising swimmer Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Body recovered from South Yorkshire lake

Police have recovered a body from a quarry in South Yorkshire after a man went missing while swimming last night. Emergency services were called to the quarry, known locally as Clay Lake, off Hurst Lane, Auckley, just after 9pm yesterday when the man's friends reported him missing. This afternoon underwater divers recovered a body from the water, Martin Fisher reports.


Police recover body from quarry

The body of a man believed to be in his mid to late 20s has been recovered from a lake in a quarry in Doncaster.

Search teams recovered the body at around 12.30pm today from the lake, we believe to be known locally as Clay Lake.

Officers are still trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding his death, but at this time do not believe it to be suspicious.

The man has not yet been formally identified.

Police search for man last seen in lake

Police are searching for a man who was last seen swimming in a lake in Doncaster.

Police say 8 men had gone swimming in the quarry off Hurst Lane, Auckley after 9pm.

One man, a 27-year-old, was reported missing by the others.

A police spokesman confirmed the man’s clothing had been found on the bank so they are working on the theory that he is still in the water.

Police and fire crews rushed to scene and the fire service sent their water rescue unit, while the police helicopter hovered overhead with a spotlight as dusk descended. Police also set up ground lights to illuminate the scene.

Visibilty deteriorated as thick fog enveloped the water.

None of the other seven young men needed medical attention and they have provided statements to officers.

Divers from the regional underwater search team have now taken over the search for the missing man, who is not being named at this stage.

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