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Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Great North Swim man dies in Carlisle hospital

A man who died while taking part in the Great North Swim in Windermere has been identified.

Colin Pringle, 52, of Wallington, south London, died in the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, after being airlifted by the air ambulance on Friday afternoon.

He was taking part in the two-mile event and fell ill in the water, say organisers Nova International.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The coroner has been informed.

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