Body found of missing swimmer in Brothers Water

A body has been found in the search for a man in his 30s from Newcastle who went missing when swimming in Brothers Water, south of Patterdale.

Cumbria Police have confirmed that a body was recovered from the water at around 2:30pm today (July 21).

Formal identification is yet to take place.

Rescue teams were called to the area on Tuesday evening, (July 20) at 6:55pm when the man got into difficulty swimming.

A multi-agency search operation with Cumbria Police, Cumbria Fire and Rescue, Mountain Rescue, Coastguard and North West Police Underwater search team is ongoing.

The RNLI and Coastguard are warning of the dangers of swimming in open water as children head to cool down in the summer sun.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Her Majesty’s (HM) Coastguard are calling for families to take care at the coast during the school holidays.

Of those lives saved, 64% (35) were aged 12 or under, while RNLI lifeguards also came to the aid of another 12,344 under-18s between June and September 2020.

Several incidents of drowning and getting into difficulty in Britain's waterways have been reported during the recent heatwave.