Royal lake fall worker critical

A worker on the royal estate in Sandringham is in a critical condition after after the ride-on lawnmower he was riding on went into a lake. The man in his 30s was believed to have been underwater "for a number of minutes."

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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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Sandringham worker in critical condition after lake fall

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.

Sandringham Castle, one of the Queen's county resorts, is pictured. Credit: Press Association Images

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."