Man dies after falling into Fenland fishing lake despite CPR efforts from angler
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A man, believed to be in his 40s, has died in hospital after falling into a Fenland fishing lake at the weekend, Norfolk Police have confirmed.
The incident happened at Buttonhole Lake in Marshland St James on Saturday, May 24 and a member of the public attempted to save the man’s life.
The man fell into the water before midday when a regular angler dragged him out and began performing CPR before the ambulance service arrived.
They said: “I jumped in [the lake] and tried to save his life, but unfortunately since then we found out he died. There was a police investigation.”
A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “Norfolk Police were called by the East of England Ambulance Service at 12.20pm on Saturday, May 24.
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“We were called to reports that a man had been taken to hospital after falling into a lake at Marshland Sneath.
“The man sadly died later in hospital. Police can confirm the death is not being treated as suspicious.”
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We contacted representatives from Buttonhole Lake who declined to comment.