Update: Man pronounced dead after body found at Alton Water in Tattingstone

View of Alton Water taken from near Lemons Hill Bridge at Tattingstone. Photograph: KEITH MINDHAM

View of Alton Water taken from near Lemons Hill Bridge at Tattingstone. Photograph: KEITH MINDHAM

Police and firefighters are today issuing water safety advice after a man in his mid-20s was found dead at Alton Water yesterday evening.

Emergency services were called around 8pm to Lemons Hill in Tattingstone to reports that a person had fallen into the water.

A search was carried out by firefighters and water rescue teams from Suffolk Fire and Rescue, Suffolk police, paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service, the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) air ambulance and the RAF Air Sea Rescue helicopter were called to carry out the search.

A spokeswoman from Suffolk Fire and Rescue confirmed that a body had been recovered from the water after “well over an hour” in the water.

A spokesman from Suffolk police confirmed that the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

You may also want to watch:

Suffolk Fire and Rescue issued a statement via their Facebook page which said: “Firefighters and police are issuing water safety advice this evening following a tragic incident at Alton Water in the Lemons Hill Bridge area at Tattingstone.

“This is a very sad incident and all our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of the victim.”

Most Read

It is believed that the next of kin had not yet been informed.

Members of the public were advised to stay clear of the area as emergency services carried out their work at the site.

The news comes as Suffolk experienced temperatures of up to 27C (80F), with forecasters widely expecting today to be the hottest day of the year so far, expecting temperatures of up to 30C (86F).

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus