Man, 34, dies in hospital after swimming in Cotton Lake at Crossways Business Park in Dartford
Emergency crews at the
scene in Galleon Boulevard
A man has died after being taken to hospital when he is thought
to have got into trouble while swimming in a Dartford lake.
The 34-year-old, from the town, was left seriously ill after
the dip at Crossways Business Park yesterday morning.
It is thought he had got into difficulties while swimming in
Kent Police said the man - whose identity has not been
released - was taken to King's College Hospital in London,
where he later died.
The coroner has been informed and police, but police are not
treating the death as suspicious.
Officers were called to the lake, near Galleon Boulevard, at
around 10am to reports of concern for a man seen swimming.
A witness, who did not want to be named, said a fisherman at the
lake rushed in to try and save the man before emergency services
The man was spotted
swimming in Cotton Lake in Galleon Boulevard
A large-scale emergency operation was launched, with
several crews from South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent
Fire and Rescue Service at the scene.
The lake, in Galleon Boulevard, is next to The Wharf pub.
A police spokesman said the man had been taken to the
London hospital by an ambulance.
Ambulance crews at the
scene on Crossways Business Park