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Fisherman taken to hospital after rescued 35 miles off Gorleston coast

PUBLISHED: 14:48 20 January 2017 | UPDATED: 21:51 20 January 2017

A Dutch fisherman was rescued from a ship 35nm off Great Yarmouth. Photo: HM Coastguard Gorleston

A Dutch fisherman was rescued from a ship 35nm off Great Yarmouth. Photo: HM Coastguard Gorleston

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A Dutch fisherman had to be rescued from a fishing vessel 35 miles off the coast of Gorleston.

A Dutch fisherman was rescued from a ship 35nm off Great Yarmouth. Photo: HM Coastguard GorlestonA Dutch fisherman was rescued from a ship 35nm off Great Yarmouth. Photo: HM Coastguard Gorleston

A HM Coastguard helicopter was called just after noon today to reports of an injured crewman on a vessel out at sea.

The fisherman was taken by helicopter to the James Paget Hospital.

A spokesperson from Hm Coastguard Norwich said: “A 29-year-old Dutch national was airlifted by R163 from Lydd, from a Belgian registered trawler some 35 nautical miles from Great Yarmouth, with serious injuries to his face, head and hand.

“The injury was sustained in an accident involving a wire cable parting. Although having lost a considerable amount of blood, the casualty was able to walk from the aircraft to the waiting ambulance.”

A Dutch fisherman was rescued from a ship 35nm off Great Yarmouth. Photo: HM Coastguard GorlestonA Dutch fisherman was rescued from a ship 35nm off Great Yarmouth. Photo: HM Coastguard Gorleston


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