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Man dies after swimming in Derbyshire quarry.

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A man’s body has been recovered from a flooded quarry, prompting the fire service to warn against swimming in open water during hot weather.

The man was reported missing after getting into difficulties at Victory Quarry near Dove Holes in Derbyshire on Sunday.

Police and firefighters spent four hours searching before his body was found at about 11pm.

The fire service described his death as a “tragic incident” and said flooded quarries were particularly dangerous.

The fire service said there were also more than 200 people at Waterswallows Quarry, not far from Victory Quarry, on the same day.

Swim England hasĀ published safety advice on its website, which includes wearing a wetsuit to manage exposure to cold water.

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