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SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN LAST SEEN GOING INTO LAKE AT LEICESTER’S WATERMEAD PARK

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Police are continuing to search for a missing man who was reported to be seen entering a lake at Watermead Park three days ago.

At around 8.10pm on Friday evening (17 June), police received reports from the public stating a man had been seen entering the Mammoth Lake, which is the biggest body of water in the park. However his whereabouts remain unknown.

Leicester Time: SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN LAST SEEN GOING INTO LAKE AT LEICESTER'S WATERMEAD PARK
Picture: Leicester City Council

From the time of this report, policing activity has been taking place to locate the male which has involved searches by Leicestershire Police,  Fire and Rescue Service and Leicestershire Search and Rescue with wider support from other police forces utilising specialist equipment. Police are maintaining a presence and activity in the area.

Police drones and search boats have been deployed in an effort to locate the man, who is still to be identified. Officers remain at the scene today.

A number of people have been spoken to following the report – and anyone with information who has not yet come forward is asked to get in touch.

Detective Superintendent Michelle Keen said: “We’re treating this as a missing person enquiry and we are continuing to search both the lake and Watermead Park itself to try and locate the man.

“Unfortunately to date, a co-ordinated search involving multiple agencies – as well as a specialist police search advisor (POLSA) – has not led to him being located. We are now working closely with specialists to identify the next steps to locate the missing male.  

“We have officers in contact with the family of the male and supporting them at this distressing time.

“While a number of people who were in Watermead Park have been spoken to, I’d still ask anyone who was in the area on Friday evening but has not yet spoken to police to do so.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police on 101, quoting incident 612 of June 17.

Leicester Time: SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN LAST SEEN GOING INTO LAKE AT LEICESTER'S WATERMEAD PARK