The physique of an adolescent has been recovered following a two-day search launched after two boys obtained into issue in water close to a pier in Essex.

One boy was rescued on Thursday however emergency companies had continued their search round Clacton Pier for the second till the invention was made shortly earlier than 8am on Saturday.

He has been provisionally recognized as 15-year-old Ben Quartermaine.

{The teenager} went lacking within the water near Clacton Pier after stepping into issue swimming with a pal on Thursday night.

Essex Police mentioned the reason for demise remains to be being investigated however that it isn’t being handled as suspicious. 

The body of a teenager has been recovered following a two-day search launched after two boys got into difficulty in water near a pier in Essex. He has been provisionally identified as 15-year-old Ben Quartermaine (pictured)

The physique of an adolescent has been recovered following a two-day search launched after two boys obtained into issue in water close to a pier in Essex. He has been provisionally recognized as 15-year-old Ben Quartermaine (pictured)

Essex Police said the cause of death is still being investigated but that it is not being treated as suspicious 

Essex Police mentioned the reason for demise remains to be being investigated however that it isn’t being handled as suspicious 

A spokesman for Essex Police, mentioned: ‘Officers are now not on the lookout for an adolescent who went lacking close to to Clacton Pier shortly after 6.30pm on July 26.

‘We have been known as following stories {that a} physique had been discovered close to to Clacton Pier shortly earlier than 8am this morning, Saturday, July 28.

‘Police have provisionally recognized him as 15-year-old Ben Quartermaine.

‘The demise is just not being handled as suspicious however the reason for demise is at the moment unknown and enquiries are ongoing.’

Two pier staff helped hold one of many boys above water till an RNLI lifeboat crew may attain him.

A member of the general public raised the alarm after recognizing the boys within the water and pier employee Stuart Duff issued an emergency name, with two different workers members speeding to assist with a lifebelt.

Przemek Jakiela, 40, who works within the pier’s amusement arcade, mentioned he threw a lifebelt to 1 teenager however was unable to succeed in him because of the wind and currents.

He threw the belt quite a few instances earlier than {the teenager} was capable of seize maintain of it and Mr Jakiela saved a agency grip on the rope – together with pier bar employee Amy Bayliss – till an RNLI crew managed to tug the boy from the water and take him ashore.

Rescuers had been out for days in Clacton looking for Ben after he got into trouble

Rescuers had been out for days in Clacton on the lookout for Ben after he obtained into hassle

He tried to rescue the opposite boy however was unable to.

‘As I obtained there I simply noticed his head go underneath and he disappeared and didn’t come again up once more,’ mentioned Mr Jakiela. ‘There was simply nothing we may do for him.’

Managing director Billy Ball mentioned the pier had lately put in new lifebelts that are every in an enclosed plastic case to cease them from being vandalised.

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Pals of the Quartermaine household posted tributes on Fb after the physique was discovered.

Nikki Marson wrote: ‘I am so unhappy that it isn’t the end result everybody prayed for. Pondering of you all at this terrible time. Please let me know if there may be something I can do.’

People enjoy the weather at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex yesterday before the boys went missing

Individuals benefit from the climate at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex yesterday earlier than the boys went lacking

Laura Wallington wrote: ‘I’m so sorry in your loss, from one mom to a different I can not comprehend the ache you have to be feeling. Your boy has touched the hearts of many and my honest condolences are with you and your loved ones at this terrible time.’

And, members of the general public from world wide paid their respects to the household.

Emma Robertson, mentioned: ‘No mom or Father ought to should endure this ache I’m so heartbroken for you and your loved ones.

‘I’ve been following this information from Australia and I’ve been praying and praying for end result! I’m so sorry. Love power and lightweight despatched to you and your loved ones at this devastating time “

Sue Jerrold wrote: ‘I’m so sorry for this unhappy information. I do not know you however my ideas and prayers have been with your loved ones since Thursday. And I am completely devastated for you Vicky.

‘R.I.P Ben go fly with the Angels and shine vibrant like a Diamond xxx’

Ben's father Mick Smith posted on Facebook, urging his 14-year-old son: 'Just call please'

Ben’s father Mick Smith posted on Fb, urging his 14-year-old son: ‘Simply name please’

Yesterday Ben’s father Mick Smith posted on Fb: ‘Come on son, be secure. Simply name please. I do know we by no means noticed one another a lot. I used to be right here when wanted for a chat. Love you, even for those who by no means thought.’

Mr Smith, of St Osyth, Essex, who’s believed to be separated from the boy’s mom Vicky Knight, solely came upon that Ben was lacking on social media.

He mentioned: ‘I simply need to discover our son wherever he could also be and to thank all emergency companies for on a regular basis and energy… and most of the people for the way they’ve all pulled collectively as a group.’  

A file picture of an aerial view of Clacton Pier, where the search for the boy continues today

A file image of an aerial view of Clacton Pier, the place the seek for the boy continues in the present day

His cousin Soph, 20, mentioned on Fb earlier than Ben was discovered: ‘I really beg that if anybody has any info relating to Ben Quartermaine please, irrespective of how small, contact somebody.’

She later added final evening: ‘I want I may thanks all individually however I am drained. All I’ve to say proper now’s the emergency companies have carried out the very best that they’ll.

‘The search has been known as off till the morning. Thanks all a lot and if there are any updates I’ll let you realize.’ 

And this morning, she instructed pals: ‘Search continues this morning. Scuba crew shall be out looking out at low tide. Everybody thanks you in your assist.’

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Witness Ben Hughes-Day mentioned: ‘We watched helplessly as members of the RNLI, coastguard and others searched for 2 younger lads reported lacking at sea.

‘A helicopter flying overhead, two boats and a number of other brave and heroic people who have been on foot, neck deep in watcher looking out the seabed.

‘The completely heartache that the households have to be going via proper now can be unimaginable.’

A press release from RNLI Clacton Lifeboat mentioned: ‘Yesterday night at 5.39pm Clacton’s Atlantic class lifeboat was launched to a yacht aground close to the doorway to the River Colne. 

Divers recovered the body of a young man from Jubilee River in Slough, Berkshire, last night

Divers recovered the physique of a younger man from Jubilee River in Slough, Berkshire, final evening

‘Whereas additional crew members have been awaiting their return, the pagers sounded once more, this time to an individual within the water at Clacton Pier. Resulting from crew being on station Clacton’s D class was launched inside two minutes with two crew members aboard.

Seven deaths in every week as heatwave began

Because the heatwave started on the finish of final month, there have been seven deaths associated to the warmth in only a week.

One man died after being pulled from the River Derwent in Derbyshire, whereas the physique of one other was taken out of Crown Lakes close to Peterborough.

There have been additionally deaths at Audenshaw Reservoir in Higher Manchester, whereas the physique of Ryan Evans, 13, was recovered from a Stoke-on-Trent lake.

The physique of a 17-year-old boy was additionally recovered from the River Aire in Leeds, a person died in a lake in Nutfield, Surrey, and a girl drowned whereas swimming within the sea off Eastbourne.

‘On arrival on scene there was a male holding on to a life ring that had been thrown down from the pier. Shouts from the pier indicated there was one other male within the water. The D Class made a speedy search of the world indicated, however there have been considerations the male that was holding on to the ring was loosing their grip.

‘The crew pulled them aboard the lifeboat and landed them on the seaside to an awaiting ambulance earlier than returning to the search.

‘The Atlantic lifeboat was known as again leaving one crew member aboard the grounded vessel to await Mersea’s lifeboat to finish the restoration.

‘All accessible shore crew have been additionally requested to assist with the search round and underneath the pier alongside the coastguard cellular items and people of the ambulance service. UK Coastguard’s rescue helicopter additionally joined within the search.

‘The crews have been stood down at 11pm to restart the search once more at 5am this morning making finest use of a low tide. Each lifeboats searched alongside shore crew and the coastguard cellular unit till 8am. The seek for the lacking male continues.’

Rescuers search for a 17-year-old boy near Bishops Itchington in Warwickshire yesterday

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Rescuers seek for a 17-year-old boy close to Bishops Itchington in Warwickshire yesterday

In Slough, Thames Valley Police have been known as at about 7.30pm after the person vanished underwater after swimming with pals, and divers discovered a physique.

His demise within the man-made river, which is designed to alleviate strain on the River Thames at instances of flooding, was not being handled as suspicious.

It comes three weeks after rescue divers from the identical crew discovered the physique of 17-year-old Dajarn Daly three weeks in the past in the identical stretch of river.

Inspector Michelle Kneale mentioned: ‘I wish to remind everybody to not swim within the river – there’s a weir on this half and the currents are extraordinarily harmful. 

‘As tempting as it might be within the hotter climate, rivers include hazards beneath the water’s floor which generally can’t be seen.’

A Severn Area Rescue Association team arrive with a boat in Warwickshire yesterday

A Severn Space Rescue Affiliation crew arrive with a ship in Warwickshire yesterday

In the meantime in Warwickshire, the 17-year-old boy is believed to have gotten into issue whereas swimming on the Blue Lagoon, close to Bishops Itchington at 6.30pm.

Britain skilled its hottest day of the 12 months up to now yesterday with 95.2F (35.1C) temperatures – as railways, roads and the NHS struggled to manage.

The Met Workplace mentioned there’s a 70 per cent probability the UK’s highest file temperature for July – 98.1F (36.7C), set in 2015 – might be damaged in the present day.

Motorists have been warned forward of lightning, flash flooding and enormous hailstones that might hit japanese components on this afternoon, with a thunderstorm warning in place for the afternoon till simply earlier than midnight.

Temperatures are forecast to be within the 90Fs (mid-30Cs) for a lot of East and South East England, reaching 99F (37C) in London, and will rise increased nonetheless if there may be lots of sunshine.

Rescue groups, together with police, an air ambulance and firefighters, scrambled to the scene and have been seen scouring the 90-acre former lime quarry.

The roads main into the village have been shut as rescue groups tried to seek out the boy, whose mother and father have been believed to be on the lake.

However the emergency companies discovered a physique at 10.50am in the present day after the alarm was first raised at 6.30pm yesterday.

Talking earlier than the physique was discovered, one native resident mentioned: ‘It actually seems to be dangerous. There was a load of police and ambulance exercise at round 7pm.

‘Since then I’ve seen trailers loaded with canoes being taken as much as the lakes which I might assume are being utilized by the rescuers to seek for the lad.

‘The lake is a recognized space for youths to swim in but it surely’s harmful. There are enormous reeds underneath the floor which might simply drag you underneath.’ 



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