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SWIMMER DIES AFTER SHANKLIN RESCUE

sandownbeachA man who was rescued from the sea at a Shanklin beach last week has died.

The unknown man in his 60s was swimming just off of the shore along the Sandown to Shanklin Revetment when he suffered a medical episode.

Friends and on-lookers raced to the gentleman’s aid, pulling him from the sea, before paramedics arrived and transferred him to St Mary’s Hospital.

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Having spent nearly a week in the Intensive Care Unit in a critical condition, a spokesperson has today confirmed that the swimmer died last night (Thursday).

 

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