Man hurt when Queen's lawn mower falls into Sandringham lake

Man hurt when Queen's lawn mower falls into Sandringham lake

A worker at the Queen's Sandringham Estate is in a critical condition after falling into a lake while driving a ride-on lawn mower.

The Guardian reports that emergency services were called at around 1:30pm on Monday, following reports that a man in his 30s had fallen into the water at the royal retreat in Norfolk.

The man was taken to hospital by air ambulance - just an hour before the Queen paid a visit to Sandringham for a private meeting in her garden with local members of the Welsh Corgi League.

A spokesman for Norfolk police told the Daily Mail: "The man was retrieved from the water and was taken to Addenbooke's hospital by air ambulance for treatment. He is described as being in a critical condition.

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

Reports indicate that the man fell into the Lower Lake, which is around 200m wide with an island in the middle. It is the largest of four interconnected lakes and ponds in the grounds of Sandringham House.

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