Man dies while taking part in the Great North Swim this afternoon

First published in News

A man has died this afternoon swimming in Windermere as part of the Great North Swim.

Police were alerted at 4.40pm to a man who was taken by air ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, as a result of a medical emergency.

The 52-year-old from Wellington was dead on arrival. Police say that his death is not being treated as suspicious and his family is being supported.  The coroner has been informed.









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