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Ross Munn and Sean Marshall drown at Ardrossan reservoir

Mill Glen Dam
Image caption Mill Glen reservoir is about a mile north of Ardrossan

Police have named two men who drowned at a reservoir at Ardrossan in North Ayrshire.

The alarm was raised at 20:00 on Monday when Ross Munn, 17, from Ardrossan, and Sean Marshall, 20, from Saltcoats, failed to resurface after entering the water at Mill Glen Dam at Millfarm.

Police, ambulance, coastguard and a rescue helicopter all took part in a search and rescue operation.

The men's bodies were recovered from the dam shortly before midnight.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths, and that a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Mill Glen reservoir, which has a dam at its southern end, is about a mile north of Ardrossan.

Police Scotland urged people not to play or or swim in open water, particularly during the warm weather.

"It may look calm on the surface, but there may be strong undercurrents," said a spokesman.

"The water can also be very cold and deep, and there are often sudden drops and underwater obstacles and undergrowth that you cannot see, causing even the strongest of swimmers to get into difficulty very easily."

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