A teenager died in the sea in Skegness hours after a 21-year-old man drowned in a lake in Doncaster, bringing the death toll from the UK heat wave to 23.
Emergency services rushed to report that “a child under the age of 16” was in the water around 6.15pm on Saturday.
A search was carried out by police and coastguards, before the boy’s body was tragically found around 11.30pm last night.
It comes just hours after a man’s body was pulled from a lake in Doncaster last night.
An air ambulance landed as an urgent search was launched following reports that a man ‘had difficulty in the water’ in Lakeside, Doncaster at around 4.10pm.
But South Yorkshire Police later confirmed a body had been found in the lake.
He was locally referred to as Jay Walker, now described as a ‘sweetheart’ by heartbroken friends and family.
Aerial photo of Skegness town center showing the pier on the sandy beach near fairground rides in the East Lindsey area of Lincolnshire
No further details have been given about the teenager at this time.
Superintendent Lee Pache, of Lincolnshire Police, said: “Yesterday we received a large number of calls for people missing on the coast.
“At one point, in two hours, we received 10 calls.
“All those who were missing, with the exception of the child who unfortunately died, have been found safe and sound. Our thoughts are with the boy’s family.
Just over two hours earlier, Mr Walker had got into trouble at a lake in Doncaster.
Witness Lynne Lawrence said she heard a police plane taxiing for half an hour and later saw that a helicopter had landed.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: ‘We are sorry to report that following earlier reports of an incident in Lakeside, Doncaster, a body has now been found.
“Emergency services responded to the lake at around 4.10pm, after receiving calls that a man, aged in his 20s, had had difficulty in the water.
“No formal identification has yet taken place. The man’s family have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.
Tributes have now poured in for the youngster from friends and family on social media.
Skye Marie Bowers posted: “To the world you might just be someone, but to all of us you were the world. God really takes the best people.
The body of a man in his 20s, locally named Jay Walker, has been pulled from Lake Doncaster. Pictured: The air ambulance which landed after the urgent search was launched
Billy Jarmolinski added: “I can’t believe it’s true that my brother left too soon”.
Also on Saturday, an unidentified man was discovered in the water at Park Lime Pits Nature Reserve in Walsall.
He was confirmed dead at the scene in Rushall after his body was spotted just after 10am.
Police have now opened an investigation and consider his death to be unexplained. Work is underway to identify the man and notify his family of his death, it has been confirmed.
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “The body of a man was discovered in the water at Park Lime Pits, Walsall, just after 10am today (August 13).
“Sadly the man was confirmed dead at the scene and we are in the process of identifying and notifying his family.
“The death is currently being treated as unexplained.”
Saturday’s three deaths come after two people were pulled from bodies of water on Thursday as the country was again hit by sweltering temperatures.
A body has been pulled from the River Thames near a sailing club after a frantic search for a man who had disappeared underwater – as extremely high temperatures plunge the country into drought.
Firefighters, paramedics and a dive team were called to a stretch of the waterway near the Desborough Sailing Club in Shepperton, Surrey at around 8pm Thursday night following reports that a man was went underwater but then did not resurface.
On the same day, the body of another man was pulled from the water at Aira Point, near the ferry stop, in Ullswater after a paddleboarder went missing.
Maryport Rescue Coastguard were called at 1.10pm and were joined by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, Ullswater Coastguard, Team Whitehaven Coastguard and the North West Ambulance Service.