Second drowning at Malvern quarry in a week


A man's body has been found in the same quarry that a teenager drowned in last weekend.

Police confirmed the death of the man in his twenties at Gullet Quarry near Malvern after a major search.

According to Sky News, the latest victim is believed to have got into difficulty after entering the water at the quarry in Worcestershire on Friday.

The ambulance service was called just after 4pm and two boat crews were sent.

His body was recovered at around 7pm and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

Last weekend, 17-year-old Russell O'Neill, from Ronkswood, Worcestershire, died while swimming at the quarry.

The BBC reports that family and friends of the teenage boy are set to pay a candlelit tribute to him today (Saturday). Candles will be floated on the water at Gullet Quarry where Russell died.

According to the Malvern Gazette, the tragedies have led to calls for the quarry to be drained or fenced off.

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