Update: Man arrested in connection with Loddon river rescue

Norfolk Police have confirmed a 60-year-old man has been arrested following the rescued of a man found in a river in Loddon today.

The emergency services were called to Bridge Street at 11.28am following reports a man was in difficulty in the river.

The man in his thirties, originally believed to be in his forties, was rescued from the river and reports were that he had suffered a cardiac arrest.

A spokesman from the East of England Ambulance Service said crews arrived on scene at 11.32am and dealt with a patient in cardiac arrest.

Essex air ambulance also attended but the man was eventually conveyed by land ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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Police for Norfolk Constabulary and a crew from the Norfolk Fire Service were also called to the scene but the fire crew were later stood down.

A spokesman from Norfolk Constabulary said: 'His condition is described as critical but stable.

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'A 60-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

'Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone who may have witnessed the incident should contact Norwich CID on 0845 456 4567.'

Police have cordoned off the area and investigations into how the man got into the water continue.

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