Body of man pulled from Doncaster area lake by emergency services

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The body of a man has been pulled from a Doncaster area lake following an operation by emergency services.

Police and paramedics were called to Manvers Lake near to Wath on Dearne following reports of man’s body in the water.

The incident happened last month, but details of the tragedy have only just come to light.

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According to eyewitnesses, six police cars and two ambulances were called to the lake off Manvers Way at around 3pm on April 2.

A man's body has been recovered from a Doncaster area lake by emergency services.A man's body has been recovered from a Doncaster area lake by emergency services.
A man's body has been recovered from a Doncaster area lake by emergency services.

One witness, who has asked not to be named said: “I was there as the police arrived – they closed the bridge off near the boat house.

"The police said a fisherman was found floating – all his fishing gear was left on the banking, but they didn't know how long be was in the water for.

“I just want people to be aware of the dangers surrounding this lake. It's a dangerous place that people take for granted.”

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A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the death was being treated as non-suspicious and that no further details would be released.

It is the latest in a series of tragedies at the lake.

15-year-old Phillip Law died in June 2010 after getting into difficulties in the water while attempting to swim to safety on an island in the middle of the lake.

And in June 2005, the body of 18-year-old Adam Peterson, from Goldthorpe, was recovered by police divers from the lake after going beneath the water on the former pit site while swimming with a group of friends.

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