Swimmer’s body found after search of reservoir

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Police have found the body of a man who went missing while swimming in a South Yorkshire reservoir.

The 38-year-old was camping with a pal at Snailsden reservoir, near Dunford Bridge, Barnsley, when he went for a swim and failed to return on Saturday.

An extensive search was mounted involving officers from South and West Yorkshire police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The police helicopter, force dogs and underwater search officers helped, and police recovered a body from the water at 4.05pm on Sunday.

A police spokeswoman said: “His family have been informed and the death is not being treated as suspicious.”

The man was from Fartown in Huddersfield.