Lifeboat crew called to medical emergency onboard fishing boat

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew approach the fishing vessel (photo y Tom Crabbe)

LYME Regis lifeboat crew was called to assist with a medical emergency onboard a fishing vessel on Sunday morning.

The lifeboat crew was alerted by the coastguards at 11.40am and found the boat nine miles south east of Lyme Regis.

The fishing vessel from Brixham was still fishing when the lifeboat crew arrived. Two crew members went aboard to assess the casualty and treated him.

The casualty, a fisherman from Brixham, had suffered from a potential broken ankle.

The volunteer crew administered first aid on board the fishing boat then assisted the casualty onto the lifeboat where he was taken back to Lyme Regis harbour.

Meanwhile the coastguards ensured an amblance could arrive at the harbour safely due to the sheer number of people in the area.

The casualty was passed to the ambulance service for further assessment and treatment.

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