Search for man missing after going swimming in South Yorkshire reservoir

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A search is underway this morning for a man who went missing while swimming in a Barnsley reservoir.

A 38-year-old man from the Huddersfield area was camping close to Snailsden reservoir, close to Dunford Bridge, when he went swimming yesterday, and failed to return.

His friend raised the alarm and a search began last night in conjunction with West Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. They used the police helicopter and dogs.

Police and the fire service are resuming the search this morning, along with police underwater search officers.

Anyone with any information as to the man’s welfare should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1192 of Saturday, May 31.