Emergency services on the scene at Bawsey Pits. Picture: Ian Burt

An investigation is underway after a man in his 20s died at Bawsey Pits at the weekend.

Emergency crews were called at around 11.30am on Saturday following reports of a man missing after getting into difficulty while in the water.

Superintendent Malcolm Cooke from Norfolk Constabulary said: “Colleagues from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service assisted officers in the search.

“The body of the man, aged in his 20s, was recovered from the water and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Whilst enquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances leading up to the man’s death, this is a tragic situation. Without wanting to prejudge what has happened here I would urge people to take the utmost care around water and to be aware of hidden dangers such as fast flowing currents, underwater obstacles and weeds.”