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Two boys feared drowned, as two bodies are discovered.
One in the Great Ouse, the other in a disused quarry.
On the riverbank near Huntingdon, tributes to a friend
We'll have the latest on both accidents and ask could they
Wives that keep on singing, this time at the Saffron Hall And
under the hammer at Silverstone a chance to buy
Two school boys are feared to have drowned in separate incidents
in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire on the first day
With temperatures soaring, a 16`year`old from Luton went swimming
His body was found by police divers this lunchtime
On the River Great Ouse near Huntingdon, 15`year`old
Ronny John was swimming with friends when he slipped under the water.
His body was found in the early hours of this lorning.
Let's go live to our chief correspondent Kim Riley at Hartford.
Amanda, this is an idyllic spot between Huntingdon and St Ives. On
days like today, the water looks cool and inviting. Local people say
every summer for as long as I can remember, young people have come
here to cool off. Invariablx, remember, young people have come
here to cool off. Invariably, they jump in. Yesterday, in high spirits,
teenagers did just that, it cost one of them his life. Friends of
15`year`old Ronnie John layhng flowers at the spot where he died.
Police were called after he was reported missing. Fire crews and
water search teams began hunting for him. This morning, police confirmed
that the body had been recovered after 2am. Danielle was in the river
at the time he stepped out of sight. I went under the water to see if I
I went under the water to sde if I could see him but I couldn't. I came
back up and went under a gale, that is when all the big man jumped in
and try to help him. That is all I remember. Tony and Heather Latthews
live on the river bank, yards on the tragedy. There is very little
supervision, a lot of people swim supervision, a lot of people swim
and leap in the water, you can imagine what you want, it is nice
weather. It is a river, it is quite weather. It is a river, it is quite
dangerous and very deep in some places. There are all kinds of
objects in the bottom of the river but we may not know about. Ht is not
but we may not know about. It is not the safest place to swim. W`lly John
was a popular pupil at Saint Peters School in Huntingdon. `` Ronnie
John. The head teacher said they were devastated by the tragddy.
John. The head teacher said they were devastated by the tragedy. This
afternoon, more of his friends laid flowers, echoing the many tributes
paid on social media. He was always smiling, never sad, always cheer
people up at school. He didn't deserve this. He always used to play
basketball, was always happx, going basketball, was always happx, going
to miss that about him. He played in the same cricket team, he was
to miss that about him. He played in the same cricket team, he w`s funny,
really good sportsman and we were really good sportsman and wd were
like brothers together. The school said it would be arranging
counselling, and sent it deepest counselling, and sent it deepest
condolences to his family. @s news condolences to his family. As news
spread, police divers in Bedfordshire was still diving
2`macro searching for a boy who went missing `` police were still
searching for a boy who went missing not far from Luton.
It has been an agonising waht for the family and friends
of the teenage boy who went swimming at this Bedfordshire quarry.
He was with friends, when he got into difficulty
We haven't been able to get closer to see the search going on,
because it is so far into the middle of the quarry site.
Even the footpath leading to it has been cordoned off.
Bedfordshire Police were called just after 6:40 PM yesterday evening
The fire rescue and Ambulance Services also attended.
The search went on into the night, this morning the search
A specialist team of police divers were called in
Shortly after lunch time, the news they had been fearhng.
Police confirmed they had found a body.
The boy is understood is understood to be 16`year`old Connor from Luton.
At a nearby school, his family and friends are being looked after
As they came to terms with the fact that
I have spent the day in the village nearby, someone told me that people
had recently raised concerns about children swimming in those quarries.
Their fear was of something like this happening.
This incident, at the start of the school holidays,
is a reminder of how dangerous swimming in quarry lakes
Police say the death of Ronnie John is not being treated as suspicious
and will now be subject to an and will now be subject to `n
investigation by the coroner. Police are urging people to resist the
temptation of entering thesd temptation of entering these
waters, saying you never know what lies beneath.
July and August always see ` peak in accidents with hot weather
Last year 36 people drowned in the Eastern region.
In the UK as a whole the figure was nearly 400,
with more than half happening inland in rivers and lakes.
Earlier I spoke to David Walker from the Royal Society
As an organisation they say drowning deaths are preventable,
As a community, there is a lot more that we could do, we need
to equip young children, chhldren in school, with basic swimming
skills, which is really quite low compared to the rest of the world.
For me, the key question is, are there enough safe places
People and families, who want to swim, have a choice between a
swimming pool, a lifeguarded beach at the coast, or a sporadic number
It is a hard choice to make if you don't go to the coast or you
For me, it is about, is there enough safe places to swim?
There is a basic safety message tp get across,
Absolutely, unfortunately, every year we see between 40
and 60 young men who drown in inland waters, the key risk is to do
We have quite nice air tempdrature today, 28 or 29 Celsius,
but the water temperature c`n be done to 14 or 15 Celsius.
The average temperature is 12 around our coast.
That can bring on cold water shock, that catches people out
You lose your ability to swim, you lose your ability to brdathe
properly, you inhale water `nd that speeds the drowning process.
We have plenty of other campaigns, drink driving, speeding,
why are you, the body responsible for preventing accidents, not
We try very hard, we work in schools,
we work with our partners in the Coast Guard, RNLI, and Royal Life
Saving Society, a lot of people are trying to put this message `cross.
The drowning rate has decre`sed since the 70s, we have improved,
but not to the extent that we would like to see.
Every year, we see around 400 people, we feel that a lot
It is a societal choice, wotld be to make a decision whether we want to
have the site and we want to invest in swimming pools and facilities
In other news, Police say the key to what made a migrant worker push
his fiancee into the path of a car on the A47 could lie with
his fiancee into the path of a car on the A47 could lhe with
Tadas Zaleskas and part`timd beautician Nonita Karajevaite had
been walking barefoot alongside the A47 at Terrington St John
Tadas then threw himself in front of the same car.
Candles still flicker with side the dual carriageway where Nonita
Karajevaite and his fiancee Tadas Zaleskas killed. Nearby, police
searched the verge of clues to what pushed him to push her in front of a
car, before killing himself. Gavin was driving home was before midday
when he saw them to riding home There were just walking, holding
hands, nobody was in danger or arguing or flustered, there are very
casual, walking like a couple. The pair rented this bungalow,
neighbours said they barely knew them. We never saw them. Lottie was
torture? No, never `` not to talk to? Never saw them at all. There is
a strong Eastern European hdre. to? Never saw them at all. There is
a strong Eastern European here. `` a strong Eastern European hdre. ``
Eastern European community. It is very strange, very strange. They
didn't look like they were taking drugs, they just look normal, though
a full`time workers. Tadas Nonita Karajevaite had worked here, her
boss said she was a very good worker. These are the last hmages of
worker. These are the last images of Nonita Karajevaite and Tadas
Zaleskas nearby the A47 an hour before they died. The feeling is
that the key lies with the couple themselves. We knew they were a
tight`knit couple, with a fdw themselves. We knew they were a
tight`knit couple, with a few close tight`knit couple, with a few close
friends from the Lithuanian community. Police are keen for
anyone who saw the couple to contact them. Many will have seen their last
moments in what is a bizarrd and moments in what is a bizarre and
tragic event. The decision to close an elderly day
care centre in Wellingborough has Campaigners say the centre is
a lifeline for people in thd town and helps to ease loneliness,
which is now recognised as causing But the council says budgets are
tight and savings have to bd made. She has survived a heart attack
stroke and epilepsy, but now for Margaret, her biggest challenge is
loneliness. We don't fry and friends like you can just go and talk on the
bus. `` we don't find friends. I find it difficult, what havd I got
find it difficult, what have I got left? Nothing. Only four walls. Away
from a Wellingborough, loneliness has become a national issue,
councils are giving money to help tackle it because they fear it is
affecting health. But here at Glamis affecting health. But here `t Glamis
Hall, decisions have to be made. Hall, decisions have to be made.
Wellingborough is not alone in losing services, councils around the
country have to make tough decisions. Many people say that
consultation and alternative decisions. Many people say that
consultation and alternativd ways of consultation and alternativd ways of
caring for people becomes all the more important. A counsellor here as
resigned from his group over the way the decision was made. The leader
says that Glamis Hall is no longer viable. If this government gives us
the money, all the better. But in a Wellingborough, they annually cut
our council grant by 10%. That is a lot of money every year. Heather
lot of money every year. He`ther Saunders Tadas Zaleskas mother has
Alzheimer's and uses the centre a lot. Everybody knows there `re more
elderly people now, we need to look after them. We need to be looking at
the care provision for them and trying to provide something that is
sustainable. To close it, I would have to say goodbye to my friends,
that is something I cannot cope with. I haven't blogged on this
earth, they are kicking me to the curb `` I haven't got long on this
earth. Without the money, the council say they face the centre
council say they face the cdntre closing by the end of the year.
Network Rail is considering shutting all level crossings on the
East Coast mainline between Kings Cross and Doncaster, includhng 2
A feasibility study will be carried out at each location to see
It could mean bridges are btilt or traffic taking alternative routes.
It'll also mean Network Rail saves money on maintenance.
Obviously, we have to think about the impact on the local community.
People's journey times, we wouldn't want to propose
a diversion that would take a lot longer than the existing journey.
We have to focus on the fact that their journey time
may be slightly longer, but they haven't got the worry of stopping
at a level crossing for a couple of minutes at the train passes.
Trains travelling into London Euston will be disrupted over thred
It will affect passengers travelling from Milton Keynes and Northampton
It's because of closures and track upgrades in the Watford are`.
Still to come tonight, down with the weekend weather. Plus, for sale at
Silverstone, a jump jet, too careful owners.
The East has its first gold of the Commonwealth Games.
Colin Oates, who's from Norfolk won it in the judo last night.
We'll hear from him in a moment, but first, Jonathan Park looks back
at how he won his medal and how his sporting journey to Glasgow
Colin Oates, absolutely brilliant. Success like this does not happen
overnight. For Colin Oates, his journey began when he was fhve. 25
years later, on the banks of the River Clyde, he confirmed his
years later, on the banks of the River Clyde, he confirmed hhs number
River Clyde, he confirmed his number one status by toppling his opponent
in a 66 kilograms final. I came here for one purpose, to take gold. The
expectation was there and sometimes that is tough, but I handled it
well. He has gone from strength to strength since his Olympic debut in
London. He arrived in Glasgow on the back of a career`best result,
winning the grand slam event, so no shortage of confidence on the as his
opponent found out. He was going for the leg. He can enjoy a few days off
now before the hard work st`rts now before the hard work starts
again, preparing for the World Championships later on in the year.
He goes there with a new title, Commonwealth champion.
And a little earlier this afternoon I spoke to Colin Oates from Glasgow.
I started by asking him to show us his gold medal
It has been a long journey to get here and win a Commonwealth medals.
I have been progressing in these last few years and really ptshing
last few years and really pushing on. It is a fantastic achievement
for me and I am really proud. You have gone from strength to strength
since the Olympics. Is this something you really felt vdry
strongly you need to prove yourself? strongly you need to prove yourself?
Yes or stop since the Olymphcs, I was disappointed by shopper yes.
Yes or stop since the Olympics, I was disappointed by shopper yes The
was disappointed by shopper yes. The Olympics, I was disappointed ``
yes. Then the Olympics, I was yes. Then the Olympics, I w`s
disappointed because I'd wanted to take a metal and I'd did not. Eye am
more determined now to try to press and work a metal `` press on for a
metal later on. It has been a really good experience. There was a
metal later on. It has been a really good experience. There was ` large
contingent of your family there to see your win, including someone very
see your win, including somdone very young. Yes, everyone came up. My one
nephew got chickenpox and he came up nephew got chickenpox and he came up
and he still came and they did six hours in the car and he is five
years old so it was a bit stressful. Eye will make sure and
mentioned that to him one d`y stressful. Eye will make sure and
mentioned that to him one day `` stressful. Eye will make sure and
mentioned that to him one day `` I will make sure that I'm mentioned
that to him one day. He staxed that to him one day. He stayed awake
for the gold, didn't he? Tell us what it felt like standing on the
podium. The first emotion was probably really for. Eye was
believed by shopper believed `` I was relieved. I know the judo I can
do, I can win gold, so I was on the top and just relieved that I
do, I can win gold, so I was on the top and just relieved that H got
do, I can win gold, so I was on the top and just relieved that I got to
top and just relieved that H got to this point right could secure the
gold medal. Congratulations from all of us and thank you for comhng on
of us and thank you for coming on the programme. No worries.
And our next medal could cole at about 8:00
Roberto Pavoni from Essex qualified third fastest
Tomorrow, Norfolk shooter Michael Gault will try to epual the
After coming out of retirement to compete,
It could come in the ten metre air pistol.
I would like to get this record everyone is on about, but at the end
of the day, if I'd do it, it is great, but if I'd unite, I will
still be most successful `` it is great, but if I do not, it will be
OK. I'll give it a shot, no pun intended.
And today there are Military Wives choirs right across our reghon.
Tonight, the Military Wives choir from Wimbish are playing
The musical director is Lisa Peretti.
She has written two songs about the First World War.
and one of them will have its premiere tonight.
Mike Liggins was there for the last rehearsal.
The song is about going off to war and was written by the fingdr and
and was written by the finger and musical director. She is nervous
about tonight but excited as well. Eye am nervous that the song will
not go well, but if it does, we will stop and start again. The women are
very confident and rehearsed. Backstage, Amy is rehearsing
something with a slightly dhfferent tone. The concert tonight is also
the start of celebrations to mark 75 years of bomb disposal done by
engineers. Her husband is dte years of bomb disposal done by
engineers. Her husband is due back from Afghanistan tonight. I would
love for him to be here. At the beginning of the week I did not want
him to, but now that I have thought about it, it would be such `
him to, but now that I have thought about it, it would be such a shame
about it, it would be such ` shame for him to miss out on our
performance, so hopefully he can performance, so hopefully he can
make the second half at least. There are so `` there are some pirate Tech
ex, but it is the singers who are the stars tonight. The choirs are
now going from strength to strength. You tend to move quite often as a
military wife, and it is quhte nice military wife, and it is quite nice
to walk into a friendly rool and to walk into a friendly room and
meet girls to do something constructive and fun togethdr.
The courage of soldiers 100 years ago and of soldiers today. Ly
The courage of soldiers 100 years ago and of soldiers today. My heart
goes with you, sung bright Lilitary goes with you, sung bright Military
Wives who knew all about saxing Wives who knew all about saying
goodbye to men afterward. `` off to war.
The big cheque books will bd out in force at Silverstone this
weekend for an auction which could raise ?5 million.
Under the hammer, 60 rare luxury cars, includhng
There's also a Harrier jump jet and a Tornado fighter.
You can't fly them but they're still attracting plenty of interest.
When you think of Silverstone, you think of this, and here at the
classic sale, there are plenty of items that might catch your eye,
including Jackie Stewart's first racing car. A 1976 Harrier jump jet
with a rolls Royce engine and a full service history, which includes the
Falklands. There is no reserve, the starting price is ?1 him in the
owner says it needs to sell tomorrow. `` ?1, and the owner says.
There have been a lot of people asking all of the right questions.
Today has been more of a marketing and public relations day. We
Today has been more of a marketing and public relations day. Wd must
and public relations day. We must have had about 500 kids in the
cockpit. You expect these types have had about 500 kids in the
cockpit. You expect these txpes of cockpit. You expect these txpes of
jets to do this, but these types of planes are being stored indoors for
the last 20 years. What would you do with it? Numerous things. A multiple
plots `` plant pots, perhaps. Eye would put it on eBay. Give ht
plots `` plant pots, perhaps. Eye would put it on eBay. Give it to my
dad, birthday present. He w`s in the dad, birthday present. He was in the
RAF, he would love it. Would it fit in the garden? Yes. There is, of
course, a serious side. What could it go for? It is hard to say. We
have seen interest from America Europe, but we are hoping it will
fetch somewhere within the 6`figure region. I forgot to mention lots
355, 81998 for NATO, and whhle there will be serious bidders here
will be serious bidders herd tomorrow, there will be plenty of
dreaming about spending pocket money. `` eight 1998 Tornado.
We have heard the story about the We have heard the story about the
jump jet, haven't we? Still have the flying suit, that is not up for
auction. For some of us, a nice and sunny day, and for others, `t
auction. For some of us, a nice and sunny day, and for others, at bit
sunny day, and for others, `t bit more dramatic. These pictures
sunny day, and for others, at bit more dramatic. These picturds are
showing quite active thunderstorms across the county.
There was the risk of some localised flooding. You can see quite a bit of
sunshine around this morning but the cloud quickly bubbled up in these
thunderstorms are working them say this worker working their way ``
this worker working their w`y `` these thunderstorms were working
their way through the day. Things are dry now, but as he turned
their way through the day. Things are dry now, but as he turndd toward
are dry now, but as he turned toward the east, quite a bit of cloud
developing. It will turn increasingly cutting through the
night. There could just be ` few spots of light rain across parts of
Sussex in particular, but for most places, quite a muggy night, and
temperatures getting down to 14 or 15 degrees. For tomorrow, as it `` a
bit of mystique out first thing and bit of mystique out first thing and
then lots of sunshine. It should stay dry in most places with sunny
spells. The risk of one or two sharp showers up into South East Suffolk,
where the winds are converging near the coast, but inland, a very hot
day. Always cooler near the coast where you have the onshore breeze.
It could turn rather foggy `cross It could turn rather foggy across
North Norfolk as they go through the evening. The cold front will push in
on Sunday. Some slightly fresher on Sunday. Some slightly frdsher
conditions working their way in. on Sunday. Some slightly fresher
conditions working their wax in A conditions working their wax in A
mixture of scattered showers but some places will stay dry. For
Monday, a mixture of sunny spells unmixed showers to stir the working
week. A fresher feel two thhngs week. A fresher feel two thhngs
Keeping an eye on this area of rain developing, it could just work its
way into our region on Mond`y developing, it could just work its
way into our region on Monday night. way into our region on Mond`y night.
By Tuesday, we get this ridge building and from the Atlantic, so
things will not settle down, just the small risk of some showers.
the small risk of some showdrs. Something a bit fresher coming up,
but still fairly warm for this time of year, 23 or 24 degrees, with
heavy showers on Monday. By Tuesday, mainly dry and hopdfully
some fresher nights as well, so it should feel a bit more comfortable
sleeping as we head into thd early sleeping as we head into the early
part of next week. What are you are doing this again, have a