Emergency services are continuing the search for a 30 year-old swimmer who went missing in Crummock Water on Friday.

Crummock Water has been the scene of a multi-agency search by Cumbrian emergency services since Friday afternoon as a man from London in his thirties has been reported missing after entering the lake.

In an update on Monday, a spokesperson for Cumbria Police said: “We have a specialist underwater diving team still searching Crummock.”

A previous release from Cumbria Police said that an incident involving two people occurred at around 1.10pm on Friday at Crummock Water and the individuals required assistance from emergency services.

The unfolding situation sparked a safety message from the emergency services about the risks of open water.

A spokesperson for Carlisle West Fire Station said over the weekend: “We hope everyone’s enjoying the lovely weather we are experiencing- but please be careful if you are planning a dip in our lakes or rivers to cool down.

“Open bodies of water can be a lot colder than they look, and every year numerous people get into serious difficulty in our lakes and rivers- and unfortunately not all of these incidents have a happy ending.

They said: “Please don’t enter open water by yourself, never combine swimming and alcohol, and only enter water if you are familiar with the hazards, current and water temperatures.

Cumbria County Councillor Tony Lywood said: “All the men and women of the emergency services will do their very best.”

He said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends and I really hope that this ends with a good and successful result.”

Cumbria Police also posted advice on Summer water safety, reminding the public that bodies of water are often colder than they look.

They warned the public not to swim too far out, that the current is often strong than it looks and to bring a friend for safety.

Police and partners have shared the message: “Be Water Aware.”