You may be aware having been to Chasewater Country Park today, or from social media that there was a large emergency services response to an incident in the park late this afternoon, Sunday June 30th 2019.
Sadly, a man aged 21 lost his life in the water.
Here is the official statement from Staffordshire Police: my condolences to family and friends. A dreadful, tragic incident.
Incident at Chaswater Country Park
Police are investigating after the body of a man was recovered from Chasewater Reservoir in Burntwood, Staffordshire this evening (Sunday 30 June).
Officers were called to the park at around 6pm today following reports two people had got into difficulty while in the water.
A young girl made it safely out of the water, but tragically a 21-year-old man died.
Emergency services including West Midlands Ambulance Service, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Staffordshire Air Ambulance all attended.
The identities of the people involved are known to officers and their next of kin are being informed. They will be offered support by specially trained officers.
The Coroner will be informed of the incident, officers continue to investigate the circumstances around what happened and are appealing for anyone with information to call 101 quoting incident 654 of 30 June.
If you have any information related to this incident call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting the details above.
There are reports available at the Birmingham Mail (Birmingham Live) here, and Express & Star here.
Absolutely heartbreaking. My heart goes out to the poor man 😢
The girl that was saved by a local hero was 9 years old. The hero went back in, after the girl to safety but unfortunately couldn’t find him, he continued diving under the water until emergency services arrived