Man feared dead after disappearing while swimming in East London dock

A young man is feared dead after he vanished in a popular London swimming spot.

A large emergency service presence was seen searching Shadwell Basin in east London this evening.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene at around 6pm.

Two hours later they appeared to have scaled back their search for the 22-year-old man.

While divers and emergency service workers on boats scoured the man-made lake some people looking to escape the heat of the sun continued swimming on the opposite bank.

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said: "Police were called at 6.06pm to Garnet Street, E1 (Shadwell Basin) to a report of a person seen to enter the water.

"Officers and the marine policing unit are currently on scene along with other emergency service personnel conducting a search."

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