A TEENAGER from Hereford has died after going into the sea in Skegness, a popular seaside town in Lincolnshire.

Emergency services received a report that a child, aged 13, was in the water at around 6.15pm on Saturday (August 13).

Police said he was from Hereford. 

A search was carried out by police and coastguard and the boy’s body was recovered at around 11.30pm.


Superintendent Lee Pache said: “We received a high volume of calls for missing people on the coast yesterday.

"At one point, within two hours, we received 10 calls. All of those who were reported missing, other than the child who sadly died, were located safe and well. Our thoughts are with the boy’s family.”

His death was confirmed after a body was also found in a Doncaster lake that day.


South Yorkshire Police said emergency services got reports of a man in his 20s in difficulty at Lakeside lake at around 4.10pm. A body was recovered hours later.

Temperatures reached more than 30C on Saturday as the UK continued to face a heatwave.

The Met Office said Charlwood in Surrey, southwest England, recorded the highest temperature at 34.9C.