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Royal Gardener critical after ride on lawn mower enters Sandringham lake

Grassclippings - Sandringham Lawn Mower AccidentA 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 retreat at about 1.30pm yesterday after reports that an estate worker, in his 30s, had fallen into the Lower Lake while operating a ride-on lawn mower.

It is understood the Queen was at Sandringham on a private visit less than an hour later. 

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.'

The Queen was yesterday holding a private meeting in her garden at Sandringham with local members of the Welsh Corgi League.

Lower Lake is next to the Estate Office, also known as York Cottage. The converted house was the residence of King George V.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman is reported to have confirmed that the Queen is being kept aware of details of the incident.

A Norfolk Police spokesman confirmed that a 999 call was initially made to the ambulance service which then informed police.

Firefighters were also sent to the 20,000 acre estate where the Royal family gather every Christmas.

Rad more on The Daily Mail



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