Missing swimmer: Body found in Ensor's Pool Nature Reserve
- 1 October 2011
- From the section Coventry & Warwickshire
A body has been found in a pool at a Warwickshire nature reserve.
A search was started when a 19-year-old man was reported missing after failing to return from a swim with friends at Ensor's Pool Nature Reserve.
He was reported missing at 16:55 BST on Friday and rescuers continued to search overnight at the flooded former clay pit in Stockingford, Nuneaton.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said a body had been found at 03:20 BST but had not been formally identified.
The council said: "All of our thoughts are with the family at this tragic time."
Warwickshire Police is investigating and the death is currently being treated as unexplained.
The pool was once a clay pit serving a nearby colliery and brick works and is now home to a rare breed of crayfish.
It is a site of special scientific interest and no swimming signs are displayed around the pool.