Sandringham mower accident sees man pulled from lake

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

Emergency services were called to the Norfolk estate on 8 July after reports that an estate worker had fallen into the Lower Lake while operating a ride-on lawn mower.

He was flown by an East Anglia Air Ambulance helicopter to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, with what were described as life-threatening injuries.

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.

"Police and the Health and Safety Executive are carrying out a joint investigation into the incident."

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