North Yorkshire Police tweeted: “Sadly, the body of a man in his 50s was recovered from the River Ouse, close to the Water End Bridge in York this evening. Officers attended the scene, along with the fire and ambulance services, after being contacted by kayakers shortly before 5pm.
“While formal identification is yet to take place, we believe we know the identity of the deceased but are awaiting confirmation. His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this very sad time.”
Thames Valley Police (TVP) said a teenage girl had been brought from the water in Witney, near Oxford.
“As you might be aware, our officers attended Ducklington Lake, in Witney at 2.35pm today (18/7) after a fear for welfare report concerning a teenage girl in the water,” TVP West Oxon tweeted.
“Officers attended with both fire and ambulance services, and the girl was brought from the water and taken to hospital. Tragically, the girl later died in hospital.
“The girl’s family have been informed, and are being closely supported by specially trained officers. The death is being treated as unexplained and non-suspicious, and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
“We are very sorry to bring you this tragic news. Our thoughts are with the girl’s family and loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.”
The deaths on Sunday come after Cumbria Police said the body of a teenage boy, who entered the water about 9pm on Saturday, had been found in the River Eden, near Stony Holme, at about11.45am on Sunday.
The heatwave also means some staff due to return to the office on Monday as restrictions are finally lifted are likely to enjoy the sunshine instead of returning to work.