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'Drunk' man taken to hospital after jumping in river

PUBLISHED: 07:04 01 December 2019 | UPDATED: 09:11 01 December 2019

A man has been taken to hospital after jumping in the river Nar at Narborough Picture: Ian Burt.

A man has been taken to hospital after jumping in the river Nar at Narborough Picture: Ian Burt.

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A man has been taken to hospital after jumping into a river in the early hours of the morning.

Emergency services were alerted shortly after 3am after a man entered the water of the river Nar, in Narborough near King's Lynn.

Fire crews from King's Lynn and Swaffham, including a rescue boat from Lynn, were called to the scene by the police, but were stood down when the man was able to get out of the water unaided.

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Police say the man had been drinking and had underestimated just how cold the water would be.

A spokesman for Norfolk Constabulary said: "We had a drunk man jump into the water this morning, but he very quickly got back out.

"He was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure due to just how cold it is."

The man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn for further treatment.

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