After being rescued from the sea at a beach, one man died and another is battling for his life.
After being rescued from the sea at a beach during the heatwave, one man died and another is battling for his life.
At around 7.10 p.m. yesterday, emergency personnel raced to Crosby Beach after reports of a group of males having trouble in the water. Three of the five guys were taken to the hospital, and one of them died as a result of his injuries.
According to the Liverpool Echo, a second man is in critical condition.
After the “severe” incident at the popular beach just north of Liverpool, a third has since been released from hospital, while the other two pals did not require medical attention.
A Merseyside Police spokeswoman stated, “We can confirm that a man died and two men were taken to hospital following an incident at Crosby Beach yesterday night, Tuesday 20 July.”
“Around 7.10 p.m., emergency services were called to the beach after reports of three men in their twenties getting into trouble in the sea. The three males were were rushed to the hospital.
“A little time later, one man was regrettably pronounced dead. A second remains in critical but stable condition at the hospital, while a third has been discharged.
“The family of the dead man has been informed, and cops are assisting them.
“Enquiries are ongoing, and anyone who observed the incident and has yet to come forward should contact us via @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, or 101, using reference 21000506040.”
Last night, the Coastguard aided with the rescue mission.
The tragedy is the latest in a succession of catastrophes along UK waterways this week as temperatures soared over 30 degrees Celsius.
After swimming in a canal with friends, a teenager died in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester.
A woman died on a beach in north Devon, while the body of a teenage boy was discovered in Carlisle’s River Eden.