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Nottinghamshire Police issues warning after man dies in the River Trent on Bank Holiday heatwave


By Abigail Hunt


Nottinghamshire Police has issued a warning to the public after a man died in the River Trent yesterday (Monday).

Emergency services were sent to the scene at 1.15pm during the Bank Holiday heatwave after reports of concern for a man's safety.

Police confirm the man died shortly after getting into difficulty in the water and have now issued advice on entering bodies of water this summer.

Nottinghamshire Police has issued advice after a death in the River Trent yesterday (Monday). (15783192)
Nottinghamshire Police has issued advice after a death in the River Trent yesterday (Monday). (15783192)

Sergeant Pete Shaw from Nottinghamshire Police said despite the best efforts of the rescue teams and members of the public, the man's body was recovered from the River Trent.

"While work is now under way to understand how the man came into difficulty, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight this case as a reminder of the devastating consequences of entering open water – regardless of whether people do so deliberately or inadvertently," he said.

"As in this tragic case, open water can have hidden dangers that can prove fatal and I would urge anyone who spends any time on or near open water to use this case as a devastating reminder of that, particularly during the recent warm weather we have been experiencing."

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