Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hampshire Police search quarry for man feared drowned

Bakers Farm Nursery quarry
Image caption The quarry at Bakers Farm Nursery is in the village of Kingsley, near Alton

A man is feared drowned after apparently falling into a quarry.

The 22-year-old, from Fleet, Hampshire, is thought to have slipped and fallen into water near Alton around 18:15 BST on Saturday while there with friends.

The water, at Bakers Farm Nursery in Kingsley, is reported to be 40m (130ft) deep. The incident is believed to be an accident.

A search of the quarry is being carried out by firefighters and coastguard officers with the help of police.

Brian Rudman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We advise everyone to be extra vigilant around areas of water and to know the risks.

"Quarries are not for swimming, water may look safe but it can be very dangerous."

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