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Last updated: 09/07/2018, 6:16 PM

Firefighters searched for man reported in the water in Hampstead Heath

15/04/2015 00:00

Three fire engines & three fire rescue units and around 30 firefighters attended a reported sighting of a man under the water at male bathing pond in Hampstead Heath.

Station Manager Sam Kazmanli, who was at the scene said:

“Firefighters used three boats on the pond and carried out a methodical search. Despite our best efforts we were unable to locate the man and handed the incident over to the police.

“Shortly before 2300 police recovered the body of a male from the water, sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene. ”

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The Brigade was called at 1742 and the incident was over 1927.