The Great North Swim

The Great North Swim is the UK's biggest open water swimming race and it's underway in Windermere.

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Woman airlifted from Great North Swim

A 54 year old swimmer had to be rescued from the water at Windermere and airlifted to hospital with a suspected heart attack during the Great North Swim.

The woman from Worcester was taken to Hospital in Blackpool for specialist treatment.

She had been treated at scene by the on site medical team on Saturday afternoon after taking ill during her swim and is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital.

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