A man has died after getting into difficulties while in a river on the Shropshire-North Wales border.
Emergency services were called to an isolated location near the confluence of
the Rivers Dee and Ceiriog, near Chirk, shortly before 7pm last night.
A search was carried out involving officers from West Mercia Police and North
Wales Police and the man was located in the water at around 7.50pm.
He was airlifted to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital where he was pronounced dead
late last night.
The Fire and Rescue Service and Ambulance Service also attended and the North
Wales Police helicopter assisted in the search.
The man has not yet been named but is believed to a 21-year-old from
West Mercia Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances and
renewed warnings about swimming or cooling off in open water.
A force spokesperson said: “There have been a number of recent tragedies in
Shropshire and neighbouring counties where people have got into difficulties
after entering rivers or quarry pools.
“Please don't be tempted. These types of water can be highly dangerous with
strong under currents, low temperatures which can cause muscle cramps and hidden
obstacles beneath the surface.
“Sadly, we are now dealing with another such tragedy.”
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