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.