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Medics drop grandmother into icy sea off Norway

A 73-year-old grandmother is in intensive care after being dropped overboard by paramedics who were trying to carry her off a cruise ship.

Janet Richardson, from Cumbria, spent several minutes in the icy waters off Norway before she was rescued.

A medical team had been trying to transfer her on a stretcher, when the two boats moved apart and she fell into the North Sea.

She is now being treated in a hospital in the UK.

Lorna Gordon reports.

  • 21 Apr 2011
  • From the section UK