Sandringham gardener praises rescuers

A worker who was critically injured on the Sandringham Estate has spoken for the first time to thank the people who saved him.

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Royal couple to visit Sandringham Flower Show

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the Sandringham Flower Show in 2010.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the Sandringham Flower Show in 2010. Credit: PA Images

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Sandringham Flower Show today.

It is the 132nd time the show has been held in Sandringham Park and 20,000 visitors are expected during the day.

Leading designers will be exhibiting display gardens and there will be around 200 trade stands. Profits from the show will go to local charities.

HSE investigate Sandringham accident

The Royal Estate at Sandringham in Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Health and Safety Executive is now leading the investigation after a Royal Estate worker at Sandringham had to be rescued from a lake .

The gardener who is in his 30's was on a ride-on lawn mower when he fell into the water. He remains in a critical condition at Addenbrookes Hospital. Norfolk Police say they are no longer leading the investigation into the incident.

Sandringham gardener fighting for his life

by Russell Hookey

A worker from the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk is fighting for his life after he became trapped underwater in a lake.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was pulled from Lower Lake in the grounds of the Queen's Norfolk home on Monday afternoon.

It is understood he had become trapped beneath a ride-on lawnmower. Police and colleagues performed emergency resuscitation until paramedics arrived.

He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he is critically ill. Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey at Sandringham

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Sandringham worker trapped underwater 'for minutes'

A worker on the royal estate in Sandringham in Norfolk is believed to have been underwater "for a number of minutes" Credit: ITV News Anglia

A worker on the royal estate in Sandringham in Norfolk is believed to have been underwater "for a number of minutes" after the grasscutter he was riding went into a lake.

The man, in his 30s, had apparently become trapped underwater by the grasscutter. He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by air ambulance where he remains in a critical condition.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Lower Lake, close to the B1440 at around 1.30pm on Monday.

Two police officers and a colleague from the estate retrieved the man from the water and began CPR before paramedics arrived.

Norfolk Police and the Health and Safety Executive are continuing to investigate the accident.

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