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Man’s body recovered from lake in Templepatrick

Police have confirmed that a man’s body has been recovered from a lake in County Antrim on Tuesday afternoon (26 October).

Emergency Services were tasked to the scene of the incident near the Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick, where it is was reported a man had entered the water.

Two Fire Appliances attended along with a specialist rescue team who mounted a water rescue operation.

A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:

“Police received a report today (Tuesday 26 October) shortly before 2.05pm, for the concern for safety of a man in a lake in the Paradise Walk area of Templepatrick.

“Police and other emergency services responded. Sadly, a man’s body was later recovered from the water.

“The local council have been made aware.”

Following the statement issued from PSNI, a spokesperson from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council stated:

“The Council has been made aware of an incident in the Paradise Walk area of Templepatrick earlier today.

”The incident is currently being investigated by the Council. As this is a live investigation, no further comment can be made at this time.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this gentleman’s family at this very sad time.”


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