Chasewater is traditionally a popular spot for walkers

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The leader of Lichfield District Council has sent his condolences to the family of a man who died in Chasewater over the weekend.

The 21-year-old – who has not yet been named – got into difficulty in the water yesterday (30th June).

A girl who was with him at the time managed to reach safety.

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Doug Pullen

Councillor Doug Pullen, leader of Lichfield District Council, said: “It was with a heavy heart that I heard of the terrible accident that happened on Sunday evening at Chasewater Country Park.

“What should have been a glorious weekend in the sun turned into tragedy, and on behalf of all members and staff at the council, I would like to send our condolences to the family of the young man who has lost his life.

“I can’t imagine what they are going through at this awful time.

“We join the emergency services in urging the public to be aware of the warnings about swimming in open water in hot weather.”

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.