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Heatwave kill count hits FIVE! Man, 63, becomes latest swimmer to die in hot weather

Police have confirmed a 63-year-old man from Newport has died after he was pulled from the water at Yaverland on the Isle of Wright.

A member of the public spotted the man’s body floating, pulled him out of the sea and gave him CPR on the beach. 

Dozens of emergency crews including Coastguard Rescue Teams, Sandown & Shanklin Lifeboat, paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police are all on scene at Culver Parade.

The man was rushed to St Mary’s hospital in Newport at 6.53pm on Friday. He was unable to be resuscitated and died. 

Police have confirmed a 63-year-old man from Newport has died after he was pulled from the water at Yaverland on the Isle of Wright 

The man is the latest person to die while soaking up the sunshine and revelling in the roasting weather which hit an annual high of 31C today.  

Meanwhile emergency services in Worcester, in the West Midlands have launched a search for a teenager who was seen falling off Sabrina Bridge on Saturday.

Police, fire brigade and a police helicopter are searching River Severn for the young man after the incident was reported at 12.52am.

A member of the public spotted the man's body floating, pulled him out of the sea and gave him CPR on the beach

A member of the public spotted the man’s body floating, pulled him out of the sea and gave him CPR on the beach

Coastguard and lifeboat teams were scrambled to rescue the man before he was rushed to St Mary's hospital in Newport at 6.53pm last night. He was unable to be resuscitated and died

Coastguard and lifeboat teams were scrambled to rescue the man before he was rushed to St Mary’s hospital in Newport at 6.53pm last night. He was unable to be resuscitated and died

He is described as in mid teens and 5 foot 10 inches tall. 

West Mercia Police are not treating the incident as suspicious and have released a photo of the man in an attempt to identify him. 

The search for the young man comes after 12-year-old Somalian refugee Shukri Yahya Abdi was found dead in the River Irwell – close to Bury town centre – after getting into trouble in the water. 

Meanwhile emergency services in Worcester, in the West Midlands have launched a search for a young man who was seen falling off Sabrina Bridge on Saturday

Meanwhile emergency services in Worcester, in the West Midlands have launched a search for a young man who was seen falling off Sabrina Bridge on Saturday

He is described as in mid teens and 5 foot 10 inches tall. West Mercia Police are not treating the incident as suspicious and have released a photo of the man in an attempt to identify him

He is described as in mid teens and 5 foot 10 inches tall. West Mercia Police are not treating the incident as suspicious and have released a photo of the man in an attempt to identify him

Police, fire brigade and a police helicopter are searching River Severn for the man after the incident was reported at 12.52am on Saturday

Police, fire brigade and a police helicopter are searching River Severn for the man after the incident was reported at 12.52am on Saturday

The tragic girl, whose parents said cannot swim, had gone missing four hours earlier and had prompted a frantic search.  

Shukri, who was a pupil at Broad Oak Sports College, moved to Bury around 12 months ago from Somalia with her mum and siblings.

Shukri’s uncle Mustaf Omar said: ‘She was a sweet and innocent child, she helped her mum 24/7.

‘She helped her brothers and sisters all the time. I found out through family.

‘Everything about it is out of character, she can’t swim. Her mum is absolutely devastated. She came to the country as a refugee.

‘She was everything a child should be. We are just in shock. She’s the oldest of five.’ 

On Thursday evening, 12-year-old Somalian refugee Shukri Yahya Abdi was found dead in the River Irwell - close to Bury town centre - after getting into trouble in the water

On Thursday evening, 12-year-old Somalian refugee Shukri Yahya Abdi was found dead in the River Irwell – close to Bury town centre – after getting into trouble in the water

In the wake of her death, police warned weather revellers of the dangers of swimming in rivers lakes and reservoirs. 

Two men aged 25 and 26 also died after being pulled out of the sea near Torbay in Devon.

Tragic schoolgirl Shukri is understood to have been with two other girls near Dunster Road, close to Bury town centre, when she somehow ended up in the water. 

Her mother Zamzam Ture tearfully paid tribute to her ‘amazing daughter’ and said she had no idea why she was in the water. 

Hours earlier, two men died after being pulled from the water off a beach in Torquay.

The bodies of the pair, aged 25 and 26, were recovered from the sea close to Babbacombe Beach at about 2pm by a lifeboat crew.

Ms Ture sobbed as she spoke through an interpreter, claiming it was 'out of character' for her daughter to be near water as she 'was not a strong swimmer'

Ms Ture sobbed as she spoke through an interpreter, claiming it was ‘out of character’ for her daughter to be near water as she ‘was not a strong swimmer’ 

The victims were rushed to Torbay Hospital but were later pronounced dead.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the two men’s next of kin have been informed and requested anyone with any information to contact them.

They have not been named but are understood to be local to the area. 

A witness to the fatalities was walking with her husband near a beach said she saw a large group of young men on the rocks.

Relatives and community members visited the scene of the tragedy at the River Irwell in Bury

Relatives and community members visited the scene of the tragedy at the River Irwell in Bury

She said: ‘We were worried about them and said it was an accident waiting to happen. The next thing I knew I could see two heads in the sea.

‘I thought it was seals. I was so upset when I heard what happened. We wished we had shouted to them to be careful earlier, but they were too far away..’

It has not yet been confirmed how the two men came to be in the water.

And yesterday, a holidaymaker got into difficulty around 12.50pm at nearby Prussia Cove, Cornwall, between Helston and Penzance. 

Police, RNLI lifeboats, coastguard rescue teams, paramedics and the air ambulance rushed to Prussia Cove to rescue the lone swimmer.

Two lifeboats from Penlee, as well as the coastguard’s search and rescue helicopter, were spotted at Praa Sands, where they took the man.

One man died yesterday after being pulled from the sea at Prussia Cove in Cornwall (stock image)

One man died yesterday after being pulled from the sea at Prussia Cove in Cornwall (stock image)

Two women take their dogs with them into the seas as they enjoy the early morning sun in West Bay's East Beach in Dorset

Two women take their dogs with them into the seas as they enjoy the early morning sun in West Bay’s East Beach in Dorset

Despite receiving emergency medical treatment, Devon and Cornwall Police have since confirmed the man died. 

A spokesperson said: ‘Police were called to Prussia Cove near Penzance around 1.05pm today [28 June] following reports that a man had got into difficulty in the sea.

‘He was recovered from the water by a lifeguard and treated by ambulance.

‘He was taken to Praa Sands and was sadly confirmed deceased a short time later.

‘Falmouth Coastguard, RNLI lifeguards, police and ambulance all attended.’

Day trippers and holiday-makers made the most of the sunshine and the seven miles of golden sands at Bournemouth beach

Day trippers and holiday-makers made the most of the sunshine and the seven miles of golden sands at Bournemouth beach 

Police have not released any further information as to his identity to the public, as they are still trying to trace next of kin.

HM Coastguard said: ‘At around 12.50pm today (28 June) HM Coastguard received multiple calls reporting a person in difficulty in the water at Prussia Cove, Cornwall.

‘Penlee RNLI Lifeboats, Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team and the Newquay Coastguard helicopter were all sent to the scene alongside Praa Sands Beach Lifeguards, South West Ambulance Service, a Helimed and Devon and Cornwall Police.

‘The person has been recovered from the water.’ 

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