Man, 21, died swimming at beach after 5 friends got into trouble in water

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A young man who tragically died in a suspected swimming accident while swimming at a UK beach has been pictured.

Emergency services rushed to Crosby Beach near Liverpool at around 7.10pm on Tuesday following reports that a group of men who were in trouble in the water the Liverpool Echo reports.

Three of the five friends were then taken to hospital and Hamza Mansoor, 22, tragically died later on while another one of his pals continues to fight for his life.

Mohammad Naseer Raja, a family friend, said to the ECHO: "Hamza went to Crosby to swim with some friends.

"I have been told a few of them got into trouble while swimming, and had to be pulled from the water.

"Hamza died and one of his friends is still very ill in hospital."

Mr Mansoor's funeral has already taken place at a mosque in Stoke and his body has since been flown to Pakistan for the burial in Rawalpindi.

Members of Stoke's Pakistani community posted tributes to Mr Mansoor on social media.

Witnesses have described distressing as scenes on the beach when people tried to help Mr Mansoor and his friends.

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