SEVERAL fish have died at a lake in Weymouth after a diesel leak polluted the water.

Firefighters, Environment Agency, and Wessex Water were called to Radipole Lake opposite Swannery car park in respond to reports of dead fish in the water on Wednesday, May 12.

Investigations at the scene determine that the leak has likely come from a drain that leads to the lake and Wessex Water and Environment Agency are trying to determine the source of the leak.

Environment Agency staff, with the assistance of firefighters, contained the fuel leak has been contained with the assistance of firefighters using an inflatable hose and absorption equipment.

Dorset Echo: The fuel leak has been contained at Radipole Lake, Weymouth. Picture: Dorset EchoThe fuel leak has been contained at Radipole Lake, Weymouth. Picture: Dorset Echo

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The last remaining fire crew left the scene after 3pm.

It is believed that at least six pike fish have died as a result of the diesel leak. Some of the deceased fish have not yet been recovered from the lake.

Several vehicles from Wessex Water and Environment Agency were parked at Swannery car park as workers arrived to investigate the leak.

Dorset Echo: Several fish at Radipole Lake, Weymouth have died following a fuel leak as Environment Agency and Wessex Water investigate what has happened. Picture: Dorset Echo/Michael TaylorSeveral fish at Radipole Lake, Weymouth have died following a fuel leak as Environment Agency and Wessex Water investigate what has happened. Picture: Dorset Echo/Michael Taylor

Staff from Environment Agency and Wessex Water at the scene confirmed it was a diesel leak and are now working together to investigate the leak and determine what has happened.

Environment Agency and Wessex Water have both been approached for further information.

Dorset Echo: Several fish at Radipole Lake, Weymouth have died following a fuel leak as Environment Agency and Wessex Water investigate what has happened. Picture: Dorset Echo/Michael Taylor

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