Bawsey Pits drowning victims named as Ryan Pettengell and Umar Balogun

Their bodies were recovered from separate lakes following a major search

A man and a teenage boy who drowned while swimming at a beauty spot have been named by police.

Ryan Pettengell, 41, of Railway Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, and Umar Balogun, 16, from the Waltham Forest area of east London, died at Bawsey Pits, a disused quarry near King's Lynn, on Tuesday

Their bodies were recovered from separate lakes following a major search and rescue operation by emergency services, after both had separately been reported getting into difficulties in the water.

Post-mortem examinations carried out yesterday confirmed the cause of death for both as drowning.

Inquiries continue by police, in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive and King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, to establish the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

PA

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