Emergency services hunt for man who vanished while swimming in a lake

Emergency services hunt for man in his 30s who vanished while swimming in a lake during Britain’s 88F heatwave

  • A spot at Crown Lakes just outside Peterborough was sealed off this afternoon
  • The man is believed to have drowned in the water while swimming today
  • Several police and fire units were seen in the area including the force helicopter

Detectives have cordoned off an area at a lake as they continue their search for a missing man.

A spot around Crown Lakes just outside Peterborough was sealed off this afternoon, at around 3.30pm after a man was believed to have drowned in the water.

All emergency services including search and rescue at the scene on a missing man at Crown Lakes, Peterborough

A number of police and fire units were seen in the area including the force helicopter which was hovering above the water

Police have cordoned off an area at a lake as they continue their search for a missing man in his 30s

A number of young people took their floats and inflatables to cool off in the heat at the water where the man has gone missing

A number of police and fire units were seen in the area including the force helicopter.

It was spotted hovering above the scene between Yaxley and Farcet. 


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The air ambulance is also at the scene and a search is being carried out around the lake at the Yaxley end.

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man in his 30s who entered the water this afternoon. 

Emergency services are continuing to search for a man in his 30s who vanished while swimming in a lake during Britain’s 88F heatwave

An air ambulance is at the scene and a search is being carried out around the lake at the Yaxley end of the water

The area near the water at Crown Lakes in Farcet, Peterborough has been blocked off as police continue their search for the missing man

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: ‘We are currently searching for a male in his 30s who became distressed while in the water at Crown Lakes in Farcet, near Peterborough.

‘This has involved police, fire and ambulance services.

‘We received the call just before 3.30pm and the area is still sealed off.’

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