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A man who was pulled from the River Cam in a dramatic rescue has died

A man who was pulled from the River Cam at Jesus Green has died.

Today (July 12) Cambridgeshire police have confirmed that the man died in Addenbrooke's hospital after he was rescued from the Cambridge waterway.

It is not known how the man came to be in the water.

Officers from Cambridge attended the scene next to boathouses in the early hours of Sunday morning (July 8) as well as paramedics.

A view of the lock and pedestrian footbridge near Jesus Green in Cambridge which is where the attacker struck

Today police told Cambridgeshire Live the man died on Monday night (July 9) in hospital.

A force spokeswoman said: "We were called at 4.20am by a member of the public who reported seeing a man in the river at Jesus Green in Cambridge.

"Officers were flagged down whilst the member of the public was on the phone to the control room, and pulled the man out. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital.

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She added: "Sadly he passed away in hospital on Monday evening.

"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding is death, therefore it has been passed to the coroner."

The identity of the man has not been released.

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Separate lake death

In a separate incident, a man's body was found in a lake on July 1 a day after he disappeared in the water.

Police divers recovered the body from the lake in Farcet near Peterborough.

The man, who is in his 30s, was out swimming at Crown Lakes on Saturday afternoon (June 30) when he is reported to have disappeared, Cambridgeshire police said.

The man was reported missing in the lake at 3pm and a team of police divers was sent to look for him.

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It is thought the man may have drowned but an inquest will be held to determine the cause as the police have passed the case to the coroner.

A spokesman added: "This was a non-suspicious death. A man was reported to have gone into the lake swimming but did not return.

"This was reported at 3pm. Our police search and rescue team was sent to the lakes and the body was found and recovered yesterday. The case will be passed to the coroner."

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Police warning

A warning has been issued about the dangers of swimming in lakes and rivers in the hot weather after the tragedy.

The spokesman added: "We would urge people not to swim in unsupervised open waters in the warm weather because of the dangers such as the cold waters and objects under the water that could cause problems when swimming."

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