Four men and a woman were pulled ashore near Clacton Pier, Essex, (pictured) and rushed to Colchester Hospital after a 'serious incident' on Tuesday but the 21-year-old man remained unaccounted for

Man’s body is found after 21-year-old went missing in water near Clacton Pier

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The UK’s balmy week of weather looks set to continue this weekend with much of the country bathed in pleasant summer sunshine while parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland are expected to be lashed with heavy rain. 

Temperatures could soar above 27C (80.6F) in parts of the south east on Saturday, while across the north west and Scotland are battered by outbreaks of showers throughout the day.

Although conditions are set to be dry, warm and bright across the south and south east, parts of the north and west should prepare for wind and wet weather. 

It comes as a man’s body was recovered in a coastal village on Saturday just days after a 21-year-old went missing in water amid Britain’s record-setting temperatures.

Four men and a woman were pulled ashore near Clacton Pier, Essex, and rushed to Colchester Hospital after a ‘serious incident’ on Tuesday but the 21-year-old man remained unaccounted for.

Helicopters, coastguard and police were all scrambled to search for the missing man, who was last seen four days ago, after it was reported a current appeared to have ‘dragged’ a group of people under the pier’s structure.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, police said, adding that they are ‘liaising with international partners to contact the family of the 21-year-old’. The tragic discovery takes the UK’s heatwave death toll since July 9 to at least 16. 

Four men and a woman were pulled ashore near Clacton Pier, Essex, (pictured) and rushed to Colchester Hospital after a 'serious incident' on Tuesday but the 21-year-old man remained unaccounted for

Four men and a woman were pulled ashore near Clacton Pier, Essex, (pictured) and rushed to Colchester Hospital after a ‘serious incident’ on Tuesday but the 21-year-old man remained unaccounted for

Helicopters, coastguard and police were all scrambled to search for the missing man, who was last seen four days ago, after it was reported a current appeared to have 'dragged' a group of people under the pier's structure

Helicopters, coastguard and police were all scrambled to search for the missing man, who was last seen four days ago, after it was reported a current appeared to have 'dragged' a group of people under the pier's structure

Helicopters, coastguard and police were all scrambled to search for the missing man, who was last seen four days ago, after it was reported a current appeared to have ‘dragged’ a group of people under the pier’s structure

A competitor dressed in a Scooby Doo outfit practices with his dog ahead of the Dog Surfing Championships in Dorset, as Britain's week of balmy weather continues with sun, wind and rain all predicted for parts of the country over the weekend

A competitor dressed in a Scooby Doo outfit practices with his dog ahead of the Dog Surfing Championships in Dorset, as Britain's week of balmy weather continues with sun, wind and rain all predicted for parts of the country over the weekend

A competitor dressed in a Scooby Doo outfit practices with his dog ahead of the Dog Surfing Championships in Dorset, as Britain’s week of balmy weather continues with sun, wind and rain all predicted for parts of the country over the weekend

Marina White from Bournemouth with her dog, Coco practicing before the Dog Masters 2022 UK Dog Surfing Championships at Branksome Dene Chine beach in Poole, Dorset

Marina White from Bournemouth with her dog, Coco practicing before the Dog Masters 2022 UK Dog Surfing Championships at Branksome Dene Chine beach in Poole, Dorset

Marina White from Bournemouth with her dog, Coco practicing before the Dog Masters 2022 UK Dog Surfing Championships at Branksome Dene Chine beach in Poole, Dorset

Now SUN CREAM supplies run out as Britain prepares for fresh blast of hot weather after record-breaking heatwave 

Supplies of high factor sun cream are running low across Britain’s stores after the extreme weather earlier this week saw the mercury break 40C (104F).

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There were empty shelves in the sun cream section at the Tesco store in Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire yesterday afternoon, following a week of exceptionally hot weather.

Nivea Factor 50 sun cream and Tesco’s own brand were out of stock, while other brands were in short supply.

The Nivea Sun Protect and Moisture Factor 50 sun spray is also currently out of stock on Amazon as England prepares for another warm weekend, with highs of 26C.

Temperatures are set to remain in the 20s next week, then another heatwave is expected the following weekend as temperatures hit 28C in parts of the country.

It comes after Britain saw its hottest day ever on Tuesday as temperatures soared over 40C and The Met Office issued a red extreme heat warning.

The heatwave, which originated in north Africa, spread across Europe and fueled wildfires in Portugal, France and Spain as well as the UK.

A statement released by Essex Police on Saturday said: ‘Emergency services involved in the search for a man who was last seen in the water close to Clacton Pier have this AM located a body of a man in Jaywick.

‘Formal ID has not yet taken place. We’re liaising with international partners to contact the family of the 21-year-old.’

Nigel Brown, communications manager for Clacton Pier, had earlier told reporters a current is understood to have caused the group to be ‘dragged’ under the structure.

Staff threw lifebuoys over the side of the pier to help rescue those who had got into difficulty in the water, he added. 

With the rain from last night’s thunderstorms is expected to fade away for most of the country today, Northern Ireland could experience wet weather. 

Met Office forecaster Deakin said: ‘Much of southern England, the Midlands, eastern England will stay dry and fine through Saturday. It may turn a little breezy in places but actually turning warmer here as well.

‘In the sunshine temperatures back into the mid, possibly even high twenties, whereas it is cooler with the cloudier, windier, wetter weather further West.

‘And will continue to trickle its way in across parts of the country during Saturday evening and into Sunday as well.

‘Part of a big area of low pressure. It is steadily moving in but high pressure is still controlling things further east and that will continue to bring some warm, sunny weather across parts of East Anglia and the South-East.

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‘We could be back up over 30 Celsius across that southeastern corner on sunday, whereas elsewhere it will be cooler with stronger winds and further outbreaks of rain.’

Whilst the outlook improves for the weekend, with temperatures expected to rise beyond 25C (75F) in the south on Saturday, more heavy rain is expected to fall in Northern Ireland, before spreading to western Scotland.

An area of high pressure is then expected to bring more warm and sunny weather across parts of East Anglia and the South-East on Sunday, with temperatures possibly reaching 30C (86F).  

It continues an extraordinary week of weather that saw the UK record a new all-time high of 40.3C (104.5F) at Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Tuesday, beating the previous record set in Cambridge in 2019 of 38.7C (101.7F). 

Temperatures already plummeted after the extraordinary high temperatures, which saw wildfires break out while blazes east of London destroyed 41 homes.  

UK temperatures broke the 40C barrier for the first time on Tuesday, July 19, smashing the previous record of 38.7C recorded in Cambridge’s Botanical Gardens in 2019.

Multiple people have lost their lives while swimming in the hot temperatures, including a 70-year-old man on the Isle of Wight on Monday.

On the same day, a Wiltshire man in his 20s died at Cotswold Water Park, Ashton Keynes. He was pulled from the water but pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 6pm.

A 14-year-old boy lost his life swimming in the Thames near to Richmond, and on July 19 five people had to be rescued from the Clacton Pier area after a ‘serious’ incident.

Haydn Griffiths, 23, went missing while swimming in the Mersey during the heatwave on Tuesday July 19

Haydn Griffiths, 23, went missing while swimming in the Mersey during the heatwave on Tuesday July 19

Haydn Griffiths, 23, went missing while swimming in the Mersey during the heatwave on Tuesday July 19 

Police and rescue services searched the water where Haydn went missing on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 19 and 20) before finally having to call off the search

Police and rescue services searched the water where Haydn went missing on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 19 and 20) before finally having to call off the search

Police and rescue services searched the water where Haydn went missing on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 19 and 20) before finally having to call off the search 

Britain on the brink of hosepipe ban for the first time in 10 YEARS following spike in demand in 40.3C heatwave 

A hosepipe ban could soon be introduced for the first time in 10 years in Britain following spike in demand during the 40.3C heatwave. 

Southern Water has warned water levels in the River Test in Hampshire – a vital source for the area – are well below what is normal for this time of year as record temperatures are seen in the UK after a dry winter and spring. 

To cope, it has applied to the Environment Agency for a drought permit and if granted one will potentially impose a hosepipe ban on an estimated 300,000 homes in Southampton and the Isle of Wight which would hit around 700,000 people. 

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The company said water flows in Hampshire fell from 2,500million litres a day in March to 500million now.

Two other youngsters have also lost their lives in the past week, a 16-year-old boy who died in Lake Bray in Maidenhead, and a 13-year-old boy who died following an incident in the River Tyne. 

The news comes as it was suggested a man who went missing in the River Mersey on the hottest day in UK history was stung by a jellyfish.

Haydn Griffiths, 23, was last seen swimming towards wind turbines with a friend in New Brighton, Merseyside around 10:30pm.

Eyewitnesses claim he disappeared in the water and ‘never resurfaced’, as a huge search was launched by the Coastguard and lifeboat volunteers but was called off around 5pm the following day.

Megan Griffiths, Haydn’s older sister, struck a defiant tone and says she believes her brother was stung by a jellyfish and went into shock before his disappearance.

She said: ‘He got stung by a jellyfish, which Maria [who Haydn was swimming with] said he got sent into a shock and got cramp in both of his legs. 

‘Maybe he washed onto a remote beach and is too injured to find help.

‘Maybe he’s still out at sea, hanging onto a buoy. Haydn is so strong. 

‘The RNLI coastguard have been incredible and the search party have been amazing.

‘This is the most important search in the whole wide world as my incredible baby brother is out there. 

‘He is the strongest human I’ve ever met and I know he’s out there fighting.’

It comes as a hosepipe ban could soon be introduced for the first time in 10 years in Britain following spike in demand during the 40.3C heatwave. 

Southern Water has warned water levels in the River Test in Hampshire – a vital source for the area – are well below what is normal for this time of year as record temperatures are seen in the UK after a dry winter and spring. 

To cope, it has applied to the Environment Agency for a drought permit and if granted one will potentially impose a hosepipe ban on an estimated 300,000 homes in Southampton and the Isle of Wight which would hit around 700,000 people. 

The company said water flows in Hampshire fell from 2,500million litres a day in March to 500million now as it’s claimed by the Sun other suppliers in the UK are looking at also introducing hosepipe bans after low water levels were seen elsewhere. 

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