Cumbria

Coniston Water searched for missing swimmer

Coniston
Image caption Coniston Water is a popular Lake District beauty spot

A search operation is under way at a lake in Cumbria after a swimmer was reported missing.

Emergency services were called to Coniston Water after the man, who is believed to have been staying at a nearby campsite, failed to surface.

Fire crews were at the scene on Thursday night, and a police underwater search team is due to arrive from Lancashire.

Coniston Water is the third largest body of water in the Lake District.

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