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Body recovered from Hampstead Ponds

Firefighters search the water Image copyright London Fire Brigade
Image caption About 30 firefighters went to Hampstead Ponds and used three boats to search the water

A body has been recovered from a pond at a north London park, about six hours after reports a teenager was in difficulty in the water.

Police were first called to Hampstead Ponds, Hampstead Heath, at 17:30 BST on Wednesday, to reports a boy had been seen under the water.

About 30 firefighters attended and used three boats to search the water but were unable to find anything.

The body was recovered just before 23:00 BST by the Marine Policing Unit.

Wednesday was the hottest day of the year so far, with a temperature of 25C (77F) recorded in London.

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