Injured fisherman sparks 72-mile round trip for lifeboat crew
0 Have your say An injured fisherman injured nearly 40 miles out to sea sparked a rescue for lifeboat crews.
A crewman on the 86m French factory trawler Sandette suffered a suspected broken ankle just before 11am on Sunday.
Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat set off on the 36 mile dash to the Sandette, which was also steaming closer to shore from her position east of the Northumberland coast.
Arriving at the vessel just over an hour after launching, the lifeboat crew found that the 43-year-old fisherman was ‘walking wounded’ and was able to board the lifeboat by ladder, assisted by the... read more
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