Paramedics could do nothing to save young man who drowned at Longton Park



Paramedics have told how they were unable to do anything to save a young man from drowning at a Stoke-on-Trent park.

Emergency services were called to Longton Park, in Trentham Road, shortly after 8am on Sunday (December 27) before all the entrances were taped off.

The alarm had been raised by a passerby who reported seeing a body floating in the lake.

Now West Midlands Ambulance Service has issued a statement on the tragedy.

A spokesman said: “We were called by the police at 8.19am on Sunday to reports of a drowning in Longton Park, Trentham Road.

“An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene along with fire and police colleagues.

“Sadly, nothing could be done to save the patient, a male, and he was confirmed deceased on scene.”

Eyewitnesses said the police activity seemed to be centred in the lake area.

A forensic team was at the scene along with several police cars and ambulance crews.

StokeonTrentLive has asked Staffordshire Police for an update on the death.

Details of the man’s age and where he lives have not been released yet.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to Longton Park shortly before 8.20am to reports of a body being found. Inquiries are underway.”





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