The body of a 20-year-old has been recovered from the River Severn in Shropshire. Police divers were called to the scene, after reports of a man who got in difficulties yesterday afternoon.
It is the second water-related death since the hot spell began. Safety campaigners are urging people to think again before cooling off in lakes, quarries and rivers.
Karen Griggs reports.
Police have named the missing man found in the River Severn as 20-year-old Damian Southall, from Womborne in South Staffordshire.
Police looking for a missing swimmer in the River Severn near Shropshire have found a body.
More to follow.
Police are continuing with their search for a missing swimmer who has gone missing in Shropshire.
Two police officers have arrived on the scene to begin cordoning off areas before the search resumes for a 20-year-old swimmer who has gone missing in Shropshire.
An underwater dive team from Avon and Somerset Police is on its way from Bristol to Bridgnorth to help search for a swimmer who went missing last night.
They will concentrate on a 100-metre stretch close to where the man was last seen near the old rowing club along the River Severn.
Experts say the water is 15 feet deep in places with strong currents.
"Police officers resumed the search at first light today and a police dive team from Avon and Somerset is travelling to Bridgnorth to assist.”
Police have previously warned of the dangers of swimming in rivers, quarry pools and lakes during the hot weather.
“We would again urge people not to be tempted. Such waters may appear inviting but can be extremely dangerous, often with strong currents or hidden obstacles”.
Police say a 20-year-old man from the West Midlands is missing in Shropshire after he "got into difficulty" while in the River Severn with friends last night.
A full search was carried out last night and suspended due to poor light. It resumed again early this morning.
The search for a man last seen near the River Severn in Bridgnorth has resumed this morning.
The man was said to be last seen near the old Rowing Club yesterday evening.
Despite police, fire brigade, ambulance and volunteers from the Severn Area Rescue Association attending the area and conducting a detailed search to locate the male he has yet to be found.
His family have been informed and efforts to find him are ongoing.
The search for a swimmer seen in difficulties in the River Severn in Bridgnorth is due to resume this morning.
The man was said to be last seen near the old rowing club yesterday evening.
West Midlands Police called off the search last night after it became too dark to see.