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Worker injured at Sandringham

A worker is in a critical condition in hospital after being pulled from a lake on the Queen's Sandringham estate.

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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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