Ellesmere Lake Incident - Tuesday 22nd Of April, 2014, 8pm
West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it attended an incident at Mereside, Ellesmere Lake in North Shropshire this evening.
A 999 call was received at 6.30pm.
An ambulance; a paramedic officer; paramedic in a rapid response car; community first responder and the Midlands Air Ambulance based in Staffordshire attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews attended an incident involving a triathlon competitor reportedly in difficulty in the water.??
"A man in his forties was rescued from the water and found to be in respiratory arrest. Ambulance crews treated to stabilise the patient before he was conveyed by air ambulance to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital."