SEVERAL people have been pulled out from freezing water in critical condition after a “maggiore” emergency at Babbs Mill Lake in Solihull.
Cops and emergency services scrambled to the scene just before 4pm with the people involved hospitalised.
West Midlands Police confirmed in a statement that a “number of people” have been rescued from the lake and described their condition as “critical”.
Cops said that they were working with West Midlands Fire service and West Midlands Ambulance Service to tackle the incident.
Emergency services remain at Babbs Mill Park, which is located on Fordbridge Road in the Kingshurst area.
Several police cars, ambulances and fire crews are parked all the way down Fordbridge Road and onto the Stonebridge Crescent estate.
Blue and white police tape is currently across the area, secondo i rapporti locali.
West Midlands Police said: “We are currently at the scene of a serious incident at Babbs Mill Park, Fordbridge Road, Kingshurst, Solihull.
“A number of people have been pulled from a lake and are being transported to hospital.
“They are believed to be in a critical condition. We are working with fire and rescue, and ambulance colleagues at the scene and will provide further updates in due course.
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“The incident is believed to have taken place just before 4pm.”
It comes as freezing temperatures were recorded across parts of the West Midlands with conditions currently 1C in Solihull.
Heavy snow has blasted parts of Britain after a freezing -4C night and forecasters believe things will only get worse with the mercury set to plunge to -10C in the coming days.