A Bromyard family is in mourning after a 20-year-old man drowned during an evening's fishing.

According to police, Paul Alfred Albert Probert 'got into difficulties' at around 7pm on Tuesday at a quarry just outside the town.

Friends who were with him called the emergency services and an underwater search team rushed to the scene to scour the deep water.

The fisherman's body was found four hours later and brought to the surface. Mr Probert was pronounced dead at Hereford General Hospital. An inquest is due to open today.

A police spokesperson confirmed that an inquiry was continuing into the tragedy.

One local resident said that the gravel pits were a 'very good asset for the people of Bromyard' and were often used by local fishermen.