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Canoeist drowned in Lake District

Date
26/06/2010
What Happened
Capsized
What Caused
Adverse environmental conditions
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Lack of awareness of hazards/obstacles
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
The male, believed to be in his late teens, was not seen to resurface after entering the water around 200 metres from the shore on Ullswater lake on Saturday afternoon.

A major search was launched involving police divers, a coastguard team, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team and some concerned members of the public who were in the area at the time.

A body was recovered by divers in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A Cumbria Police spokeswoman said: "The body of a young male was recovered from Lake Ullswater near to Pooley Bridge during the early hours of Sunday morning by the police underwater search and rescue team."

It is thought the canoeist is from the Lancashire area. His family have been told but police are awaiting formal identification.
Supporting Information
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7857800/Body-of-canoeist-who-drowned-in-Lake-District-recovered.html

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