Man dies in park lake tragedy on one of the hottest days of the year

Police have confirmed that a 37-year-old man died after getting into difficulty in a park lake on one of the hottest days of the year. The incident happened on Thursday at Pittville Park in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

His death is not currently being treated as suspicious but police remained at the scene on Friday morning, GloucestershireLive reports. Emergency services had been called to the park at 5.47pm on Thursday.

Despite crews’ best efforts to save the man, he was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Constabulary said: “At 5.47pm yesterday, Thursday 16 June, police were called with a report that a man was in difficulty in the lake at Pittville Park in Cheltenham. Officers and colleagues from other emergency services attended, however despite their best efforts the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His next of kin and the coroner have been informed. At this time, the death of the 37-year-old man is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The man’s death comes at the same time as warnings have been issued about the dangers of wild swimming as temperatures across the UK soar.

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