Temperatures down as heatwave ends
Warnings were issued about the dangers of cooling off in the water after the recent hot spell.
Sussex Police said the man killed off West Wittering beach, near Chichester, had gone to the assistance of a five-year-old girl being carried away by the tide. The man, from Sutton, in Surrey, managed to safely pass the girl to another woman but was unable to reach the shore himself. His body was later recovered from the water.
The news came after the death of 23-year-old Nicholas Smith, who was pulled from the water in Linn Park near Simshill on the south side of Glasgow, and died later in hospital. In a further incident, a 22-year-old man died after getting into difficulty while swimming with friends at a disused quarry at Ballykelly, near Monasterevin, Co Kildare, Ireland. His body was recovered by the Garda Sub Aqua Unit on Sunday evening.
The tragedies followed the death of a 15-year-old boy who drowned when he jumped from a bridge into the River Thames in Oxford on Friday night. The body of Hussain Mohammed was not recovered for two hours after he was seen plunging into the water.
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