Friday 26 May 2023

EMERGENCY services, including police and Humberside Fire and Rescue, continue to investigate the tragedy at a lake at High Eske Nature Reserve at Tickton which unfolded on Wednesday night, which left two teenagers dead. A further four members of the public were rescued by fire officers using a boat.

Police told us they were called to the reserve around 6.30pm following reports of concern for the safety for two men in the water. Superintendent Paul Butler said: Our underwater search officers conducted searches and recovered the bodies of an 18-year-old and 19-year-old around 8.35pm. Our thoughts and condolences are with both young men’s families and loved ones at this very difficult and sad time.” 

And he continued:  “We are working together with all the relevant agencies including Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, to fully understand the circumstances of the tragic accident.”   John Henderson, an area manager for Humberside Fire and Rescue, said people should not enter open water such as ponds, rivers and lakes “regardless of how strong a swimmer you may consider yourself to be”. He added: “They are incredibly dangerous. They are incredibly cold, they have sheer drops, they have hidden obstacles underneath and quite often there are currents involved too.”

THE ANNUAL Beverley Parish Meeting, chaired by the Town Mayor, will be held next Wednesday at the Armstrong Centre, starting at 6.30pm. It’s an opportunity for residents to raise issues that affect the town. 

AN APPEAL for more foster carers has been made by East Riding Council, who are backing Foster Care Fortnight. There are currently over 160 families fostering children in the county but more are needed. More information is available here for those wanting to find out more.