FIRE crews have stepped in after fish died in a lake as temperatures soared.
Fish in Brooklands Lake in Worthing died when the heatwave deprived the water of oxygen, and some were seen gasping for air while floating on the side.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue used one of its high capacity pumps to recycle water in the lake and squirt it across the surface to increase oxygen levels.
The Environment Agency has told Adur and Worthing authorities that many other bodies of water are suffering the same problem due to the extreme temperatures.
A council spokesman said: “Lakes and ponds across the country have been hit by the extreme weather event and a number of fish in Brooklands have already perished.
“The Council thanked West Sussex Fire and Rescue for their prompt action.”
A yellow weather warning is in place across Sussex due to the extreme heat. Temperatures will reach 32C in Worthing tomorrow.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20286924.fire-crews-step-fish-worthing-lake-perish/?ref=rss Firefighters respond after fish die in Worthing Lake