Man in 20s dies after emergency services respond to incident at Craigavon lake

A man in his 20s has sadly died after emergency services responded to a concern for safety at Craigavon Lake on Saturday evening.

The man entered the water shortly after 6pm on Saturday and got into difficulties, with a multi-agency search operation launched involving the PSNI, NIFRS and community search volunteers.

Enquiries into the man's are ongoing, but a PSNI spokesperson said it was not being treated as suspicious.

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"Police can confirm a man, aged in his 20s, has died following a report of a concern for safety in Craigavon on Saturday evening, 8th June," a PSNI statement said.

"The man entered the water in the Lake Road area shortly after 6pm and sadly, encountered difficulties.

"A multi-agency search operation was immediately launched involving police, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, and Community Search and Rescue volunteers.

"Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the man's death are ongoing, and a post-mortem will take place in due course, however at present the death is not believed to be suspicious.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased."

A statement from NIFRS said it attended the scene of the incident at 6.07pm and left at 7.45pm.

"NIFRS crews from Lurgan, Portadown and the Specialist Rescue Team attended the Lake Road, Craigavon at 6.07pm with PSNI and NIAS as part of a multi-agency response to an incident," it said.

"NIFRS left the scene at 7.45pm."

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