Man dies in river and two missing in separate incidents

Man dies in river and two youngsters are lacking in separate incidents

The father of a 14-year-old boy who went missing whereas swimming within the sea with a buddy instructed at this time issued a heartbreaking message, saying: ‘Come on son, be secure’. Scuba divers looked for Ben Quartermaine off Clacton Pier in Essex at this time, in certainly one of three separate incidents of individuals entering into bother within the water yesterday.  Divers final evening recovered the physique of a person in his 20s from Jubilee River in Slough, Berkshire, after he entered the water from a weir sporting simply his denim shorts. And within the third incident, rescue groups looking out a lake following a report of a boy aged 17 going lacking after entering into issue within the water discovered a physique at this time. Warwickshire Police stated the emergency providers discovered a physique within the Blue Lagoon at Bishops Itchington at 10.50am after the alarm was first raised at 6.30pm final evening.   Ben Quartermaine, 14, is lacking after entering into bother off Clacton Pier in Essex yesterday Ben’s father Mick Smith posted on Fb, urging his 14-year-old son: ‘Simply name please’ As we speak, Ben’s father Mick Smith posted on Fb: ‘Come on son, be secure. Simply name please. I do know we by no means noticed one another a lot. I used to be right here when wanted for a chat. Love you, even should you by no means thought.’ Come on son, be secure. Simply name please  Mick Smith, Ben Quartermaine’s father Mr Smith, of St Osyth, Essex, who’s believed to be separated from the boy’s mom Vicky Knight, solely discovered that Ben was lacking on social media. He stated: ‘I simply need to discover our son wherever he could also be and to thank all emergency providers for on a regular basis and energy… and most of the people for a way they’ve all pulled collectively as a group.’  The seek for Ben, who was final seen within the sea close to Clacton Pier, continued at this time because it emerged that pier employees helped rescue a second boy from the water. Essex Police had been known as amid considerations for the welfare of the 2 youngsters within the water yesterday and officers had been on the scene simply after 6.35pm. Two pier employees helped hold one of many boys above water till an RNLI lifeboat crew may attain him, however the second teenager remains to be unaccounted for. The search continues in Clacton-on-Sea at this time after the teenage boy was reported lacking Searches continued till darkness final evening and had been resumed by the Coastguard early at this time, with police seen strolling alongside the shoreline and a helicopter overhead. A member of the general public raised the alarm after recognizing the boys within the water and pier employee Stuart Duff issued an emergency name, with two different employees members dashing to assist with a lifebelt.  Przemek Jakiela, 40, who works within the pier’s amusement arcade, stated he threw a lifebelt to 1 teen however was unable to achieve him as a result of wind and currents. He threw the belt numerous instances earlier than the teenager was capable of seize maintain of it and Mr Jakiela stored a agency grip on the rope – together with pier bar employee Amy Bayliss – till an RNLI crew managed to tug the boy from the water and take him ashore. He tried to rescue the opposite boy however was unable to. ‘As I received there I simply noticed his head go beneath and he disappeared and didn’t come again up once more,’ stated Mr Jakiela.  ‘There was simply nothing we may do for him.’  He stated the teenager he helped to save lots of was nonetheless being dragged beneath by the currents when he had maintain of the lifebelt. Rescuers have been out since first mild in Clacton on the lookout for Ben after he received into bother After the rescue, Mr Jakielka continued his shift on the pier earlier than leaving at 9pm. ‘I used to be simply doing my job and what we’ve been educated to do if something like this occurs,’ he stated. ‘Different members of employees, together with Amy, additionally got here alongside to help and fortunately the lifeboat was capable of get to the lad, pull him into their boat and produce him ashore.’ Nigel Brown, Clacton Pier’s communications supervisor, stated: ‘The lifebelts are comparatively heavy and it was tough situations however Przemek persevered with throwing the belt – round 10 to 12 instances – till he managed to get it to the lad. ‘We can not say what may need occurred had he not received the belt to him however there would undoubtedly have been much less time to the lifeboat to get to him. ‘He was fairly exhausted already, struggling to remain above the water and waving his arms.  Individuals benefit from the climate at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex yesterday earlier than the boys went lacking ‘Przemek is a really reluctant hero, however a hero nonetheless, and he helped to save lots of the teen’s life. Amy additionally performed a major function serving to to hold on to the rope.’ Managing director Billy Ball stated the pier had just lately put in new lifebelts that are every in an enclosed plastic case to cease them from being vandalised. His cousin Soph, 20, stated on Fb: ‘I really beg that if anybody has any data relating to Ben Quartermaine please, irrespective of how small, contact somebody.’ She later added final evening: ‘I want I may thanks all individually however I am drained. All I’ve to say proper now could be the emergency providers have achieved the most effective that they’ll. ‘The search has been known as off till the morning. Thanks all a lot and if there are any updates I’ll let .’  A file image of an aerial view of Clacton Pier, the place the seek for the boy continues at this time And this morning, she instructed buddies: ‘Search continues this morning. Scuba crew might be out looking out at low tide. Everybody thanks you in your help.’ Witness Ben Hughes-Day stated: ‘We watched helplessly as members of the RNLI, coastguard and others searched for 2 younger lads reported lacking at sea. ‘A helicopter flying overhead, two boats and several other brave and heroic people who had been on foot, neck deep in watcher looking out the seabed. ‘The completely heartache that the households have to be going via proper now can also be unimaginable.’ A press release from RNLI Clacton Lifeboat stated: ‘Yesterday night at 5.39pm Clacton’s Atlantic class lifeboat was launched to a yacht aground close to the doorway to the River Colne.  Divers recovered the physique of a younger man from Jubilee River in Slough, Berkshire, final evening ‘Whereas additional crew members had been awaiting their return, the pagers sounded once more, this time to an individual within the water at Clacton Pier. As a result of crew being on station Clacton’s D class was launched inside two minutes with two crew members aboard. Seven deaths in per week as heatwave began Because the heatwave started on the finish of final month, there have been seven deaths associated to the warmth in only a week. One man died after being pulled from the River Derwent in Derbyshire, whereas the physique of one other was taken out of Crown Lakes close to Peterborough. There have been additionally deaths at Audenshaw Reservoir in Higher Manchester, whereas the physique of Ryan Evans, 13, was recovered from a Stoke-on-Trent lake. The physique of a 17-year-old boy was additionally recovered from the River Aire in Leeds, a person died in a lake in Nutfield, Surrey, and a lady drowned whereas swimming within the sea off Eastbourne. ‘On arrival on scene there was a male holding on to a life ring that had been thrown down from the pier. Shouts from the pier indicated there was one other male within the water. The D Class made a speedy search of the realm indicated, however there have been considerations the male that was holding on to the ring was loosing their grip. ‘The crew pulled them aboard the lifeboat and landed them on the seashore to an awaiting ambulance earlier than returning to the search. ‘The Atlantic lifeboat was known as again leaving one crew member aboard the grounded vessel to await Mersea’s lifeboat to finish the restoration. ‘All out there shore crew had been additionally requested to assist with the search round and beneath the pier alongside the coastguard cell models and people of the ambulance service. UK Coastguard’s rescue helicopter additionally joined within the search. ‘The crews had been stood down at 11pm to restart the search once more at 5am this morning making finest use of a low tide. Each lifeboats searched alongside shore crew and the coastguard cell unit till 8am. The seek for the lacking male continues.’ Rescuers seek for a 17-year-old boy close to Bishops Itchington in Warwickshire yesterday In Slough, Thames Valley Police had been known as at about 7.30pm after the person vanished underwater after swimming with buddies, and divers discovered a physique. His demise within the man-made river, which is designed to alleviate stress on the River Thames at instances of flooding, was not being handled as suspicious. It comes three weeks after rescue divers from the identical crew discovered the physique of 17-year-old Dajarn Daly three weeks in the past in the identical stretch of river. Inspector Michelle Kneale stated: ‘I want to remind everybody to not swim within the river – there’s a weir on this half and the currents are extraordinarily harmful.  ‘As tempting as it might be within the hotter climate, rivers comprise hazards beneath the water’s floor which typically can’t be seen.’ A Severn Space Rescue Affiliation crew arrive with a ship in Warwickshire yesterday In the meantime in Warwickshire, the 17-year-old boy is believed to have gotten into issue whereas swimming on the Blue Lagoon, close to Bishops Itchington at 6.30pm. Britain skilled its hottest day of the yr to this point yesterday with 95.2F (35.1C) temperatures – as railways, roads and the NHS struggled to manage. The Met Workplace stated there’s a 70 per cent likelihood the UK’s highest file temperature for July – 98.1F (36.7C), set in 2015 – might be damaged at this time. Motorists have been warned forward of lightning, flash flooding and huge hailstones that might hit jap elements on this afternoon, with a thunderstorm warning in place for the afternoon till simply earlier than midnight. Temperatures are forecast to be within the 90Fs (mid-30Cs) for a lot of East and South East England, reaching 99F (37C) in London, and will rise larger nonetheless if there may be plenty of sunshine. Rescue groups, together with police, an air ambulance and firefighters, scrambled to the scene and had been seen scouring the 90-acre former lime quarry. The roads main into the village had been shut as rescue groups tried to seek out the boy, whose dad and mom had been believed to be on the lake. However the emergency providers discovered a physique at 10.50am at this time after the alarm was first raised at 6.30pm yesterday. Talking earlier than the physique was discovered, one native resident stated: ‘It actually seems dangerous. There was a load of police and ambulance exercise at round 7pm. ‘Since then I’ve seen trailers loaded with canoes being taken as much as the lakes which I’d assume are being utilized by the rescuers to seek for the lad. ‘The lake is a recognized space for youths to swim in however it’s harmful. There are large reeds beneath the floor which might simply drag you beneath.’

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Emma Jones
Emma Jones is an entertainment journalist for UKCelebrityNews and other magazines. The author or coauthor of ten books, Emma has sold several million copies since 2006. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly WORLD magazine.