Man's body found in lake near Wakefield

Searches have been ongoing today at Horbury lagoon Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The body of a man who went missing after going swimming in a lake near Wakefield has been found.

Emergency services have spent the day looking for the 32-year-old Eastern European, who disappeared while swimming in Horbury Lagoon on Saturday evening.

West Yorkshire Police said arrangements were being made to recover his body and specially trained officers are supporting relatives of the man, who lived in Leeds.

The force issued warnings about swimming in open water following the incident.

Superintendent Marianne Huison of West Yorkshire Police, said: “I would like to remind all residents in and visitors to West Yorkshire of the extreme dangers posed by swimming in or entering open water at lagoons or industrial sites. Such water can be very cold, even in the summer months, and people suddenly entering cold water are susceptible to hyperventilation, which could result in the body going into seizure.

“There can also be hidden currents and unseen dangers such as mud banks or items under the water which a swimmer can become caught on."