An 82-year-old Crostwick man may have suffered a “cardiac event” after wading into the sea at Mundesley for a swim, an inquest heard.

Kenneth Page, from Crostwick, near Spixworth, died on Saturday, August 18.

Today's Norwich inquest heard that Mr Page, a retired civil servant and widower, was seen going into the sea for a swim.

A short while later he was pulled from the water, after being seen face-down in the sea.

Emergency services were called but he could not be revived, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by East Anglian Air Ambulance paramedics.

A post mortem examination was carried out and the cause of death was given as drowning, with coronary artery stenosis as a contributory factor.

Norfolk coroner William Armstrong said: 'It's possible that Mr Page had experienced a cardiac event, but that cannot be established with any certainty on the basis of the evidence currently available.'

The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

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As reported, a crew from the EAAA was called to the scene at around 1.25pm to reports of a

male swimmer in difficulty in the water.

Yarmouth Coastguard requested the launch of the Mundesley Inshore Lifeboat and tasked the Happisburgh Coastguard Rescue Team along with requesting a land ambulance and the air ambulance.

Would you like to pay tribute to Mr Page in The Evening News and the Eastern Daily Press? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email

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