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Man in his 20s becomes latest drowning victim during the heatwave

The body of a man has been found in a lake in Doncaster, the latest drowning death during the heatwave.

A search involving a helicopter and emergency services have been searching the area throughout the afternoon.

The tragedy happened at Lakeside, a park area near the centre of the Yorkshire town.

More than 20 people have lost their lives in the water during the UK’s extreme summer.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: ‘We are very sorry to report that following earlier information about an incident at Lakeside, Doncaster, a body has now been found.

‘Emergency services responded to the lake at around 4.10pm today, after receiving calls that a man, aged in the 20s, had got in to difficulty in the water.

‘No formal identification has yet taken place. The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.’

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