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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.
A spokesman for Norfolk Police said:
A worker is in a critical condition after being pulled from a lake on the Queen's Sandringham estate.
Reports suggest that an estate worker, believed to be in his 30s, was operating a ride-on lawn mower when he fell into the lower lake yesterday.
Emergency services were called to the Norfolk retreat at around 1.30pm.
A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: "The man was retrieved from the water and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital by air ambulance for treatment. He is currently described as being in a critical condition."