Coventry & Warwickshire

Missing swimmer: Body found in Ensor's Pool Nature Reserve

Ensor's Pool Nature Reserve
Image caption The pool is designated an area of special scientific interest but is not meant for people to swim in

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.

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