Woman, 35, in Great East Swim race in Suffolk dies


A woman has died in hospital after becoming ill during a swimming race in Suffolk.

The 35-year-old from Leicestershire was among 3,000 people competing in The Great East Swim at Alton Water reservoir in Stutton, near Ipswich.

She was helped out of the water and treated at the scene before being taken to Ipswich Hospital, where she died at about noon.

The one-mile swim is one of several held across the UK for charity.

Event organisers Nova International said it offered its deepest sympathy and condolences to the woman's family and friends.

Further details will not be released until next of kin have been told.

The first Great East Swim was held in September last year, when 1,300 people took part.

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