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Firefighter dies at white water centre

A firefighter from Suffolk has died while on a training exercise at an Olympics watersports venue.

Alan Soard, 38, from Lowestoft, was taken ill in the water at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, on Tuesday.

Three ambulances and two air ambulances were called at about 11.30am, but attempts to resuscitate him failed.