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 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."

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