Man dies after falling into Fenland fishing lake despite CPR efforts from angler

A man has died after falling into Buttonhole Lake in Marshland St James on May 24, police have confi

A man has died after falling into Buttonhole Lake in Marshland St James on May 24, police have confirmed. Picture: YouTube/striker90053 - Credit: YouTube/striker90053

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.

Buttonhole Lake in Marshland St James. Picture: Google Maps

Buttonhole Lake in Marshland St James. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Google Maps

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.

A man has died after falling into Buttonhole Lake in Marshland St James on May 24, police have confi

A man has died after falling into Buttonhole Lake in Marshland St James on May 24, police have confirmed. Picture: YouTube/striker90053 - Credit: YouTube/striker90053


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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.

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