Lake swim leaves student hospitalised

A York student was rushed to hospital last Tuesday after having spent 45 minutes in the University lake.

The student, whose identity is being protected, was asked by porters and friends to remove themselves from the water on three separate occasions. Described by porters as under the influence of alcohol, the student was eventually persuaded out of the lake at 2.20am, when they were conveyed to hospital. One observer commented that the individual appeared to have “gone crazy, and just ran into the lake.” Friends of the student described themselves as “distressed” and “really shook up” by what had happened.