The number of people who have drowned during the UK heatwave has reached 12 after a 15-year-old boy was pulled from a canal.
Police were called to Stocking Lane in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, at 5.28pm on Tuesday and recovered the body of the teenager, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The boy’s death happened on the hottest day of the year so far as the temperature reached 32.2C (89.96F) at Heathrow Airport in west London on Tuesday afternoon.
A man also died after being pulled from the water at Crosby beach in Merseyside on Monday night.
Emergency services have urged people to treat water with caution when they take to the country’s rivers, seas, lakes and canals to cool off in the hot weather.
Amid the heatwave there have also been flood warnings as thunderstorms, some of which brought with them enormous hailstones, struck across parts of the UK on Tuesday night.