Lyme trawlerman seriously injured

PUBLISHED: 09:11 15 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:11 15 November 2013

Coastguard rescue helicopter

Coastguard rescue helicopter


Coastguard helicopter scrambled after crew member was involved in winch accident aboard the fishing vessel Spanish Eyes 111

A crew member aboard a Lyme Regis trawler was seriously injured yesterday (Thursday).

The skipper of the fishing vessel Spanish Eyes 111 called the emergency services at around 9am to say the man had suffered a serious fishing-related injury in the net winch roller and needed immediate medical assistance.

Portland Coastguard Helicopter “Rescue 106” was immediately scrambled from base and was on scene in 10 minutes.

A successful winch transfer was swiftly achieved and the casualty was subsequently air-lifted direct to Odstock Hospital, Salisbury.

The fishing vessel then returned to Lyme harbour without further assistance.

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