Fisherman on a 2,000 tonne trawler off the North East coast rescued after breaking ankle
A fisherman who broke his ankle on a 2,000 tonne French trawler off the North East shore was rescued by a lifeboat crew.
The RNLI were called after the man suffered the injury on the fishing boat Sandette, which was sailing 36 miles east of the Tyne.
The man was brought on shore by the lifeboat before being taken to hospital.
Speaking nearly two hours after receiving the call, a spokesman for the RNLI said: “A crew member had broken his ankle on this French fishing boat, that was 2,000 tonnes and 86 metres long - a big lump of steel.
“A lifeboat was launched at 11.11am, and we have just got... read more
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