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Officers say he was part of a group who were visiting from Essex. The 21 year old found himself in trouble while swimming in the lake.
Friends helped to recover him from the water and he was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where he died. He's not yet been named.
A man has died after getting into difficulty in Coniston Water.
Onlookers rescued the 21 year old, from Essex, yesterday. He was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital.
Medics could not save him.