Norfolk Thorpe Marshes Reserve deaths: Two teenagers found dead after getting into difficulty in water

Some 40 firefighters were called to the scene

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Two teenagers who got into difficulty in the water at a Norfolk nature reserve have been found dead, according to police.

The emergency services responded to a call that two people were missing at Thorpe Marshes Reserve in Trowse at around 4:50pm.

A girl and boy, both in their teens, were found dead in the water, according to Norfolk Police. Officers will now continue investigating the circumstances surrounding their deaths.

The victims haven not yet been publicly named.

At the height of the search, some 40 firefighters were on the scene, including divers, as well as a coastguard helicopter.

Crews from the East of England Ambulance Service and the coastguard helicopter are still at the reserve, according to officials. 

Chief Inspector Nathan Clark said: “Both bodies were discovered within water and were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.”

Chief Fire Officer, Nigel Williams, from Norfolk Fire and Rescue said: “Tragically there was nothing we could do and two young people have lost their lives whilst in open water.

”My heartfelt condolences, and those from every firefighter at the scene, go out to the family at this terribly sad time.”

Situated to the east of Norwich, the marsh has a "large area of open water" according to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust website.

Additional reporting by PA