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Police confirm two teenagers have died at East Yorkshire nature reserve

Police have confirmed that the two people who died at High Eske Nature Reserve yesterday evening (Wednesday 24th May) were aged 18 and 19.

Emergency services attended at the reserve at Tickton at around 6.30pm following reports of a concern for safety for two men in the water.

Police underwater search officers conducted searches of the water and recovered the bodies of an 18 and 19-year-old man at around 8.35pm.

Superintendent Paul Butler said: “Our thoughts and condolences are with both young men’s families and loved ones at this very difficult and sad time.

“We are working together with all the relevant agencies including Humberside Fire and Rescue services, to fully understand the circumstances of the tragic accident.”  

A statement from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families and friends at this difficult time.

“Crews from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Humberside Police, and Yorkshire Ambulance Services were in attendance and worked together. A further four members of the public were rescued from the reserve by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service using a boat and Humberside Police deployed diving teams.

“The service is working closely with Humberside Police, and the area is currently closed to the public as we continue to investigate this very tragic incident.

“The service would like to stress the importance of remaining safe around open water and the clear advice from the Emergency Services is that people should not enter the water.

“Open water such as ponds, rivers and lakes etc. are highly dangerous and people should not enter them.”

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