Pool puts flags at half mast for swimmer who ‘died’ – only for him to come back to life after 55 minutes

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A veteran swimmer was brought back from the dead after nearly an hour – while the flags were lowered to half mast around him.

Peter Marks, 75, had finished towelling down after his usual morning dip when he suddenly keeled over and stopped breathing.

He was clinically dead for 55 minutes and has no memory of his dramatic rescue.

Word quickly spread and the flags at the seawater lido where he had been swimming were lowered in respect.

But after intially given CPR by friend and former paramedic Steve Pinfield at the scene Peter miraculously survived after being flown to hospital.

Peter, of Penzance, Cornwall, spent two weeks in hospital before making a full recovery – but still has no recollection of his dramatic survival.

See The Herald

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