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Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Injured fisherman rushed to west Cumbrian hospital

A young fisherman had to be rushed to shore after injuring his arm while out at sea.

It happened at about 10am on Saturday near St Bees.

The fishing boat was out setting up lobster pots when the accident happened.

A young man, believed to be in his twenties, suffered a suspected broken arm and needed urgent hospital treatment.

Whitehaven Coastguard were called. However, a pleasure cruiser was also in the area at the time.

The skipper agreed to take the man to hospital aboard his vessel, which was much faster than the fishing boat.

The Coastguard were there to meet the boat when it arrived in Whitehaven and transfer the casualty to a waiting ambulance, which then took him to the West Cumberland Hospital.

In a statement, Whitehaven Coastguard said: “Thanks to those that were involved, including the skipper of the pleasure cruiser, in a speedy transfer of the casualty into Whitehaven.”

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