Rescue off Northumberland coast

A 52-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after three people were rescued from a fishing boat off the coast of Northumberland

Man airlifted to hospital after Northumberland rescue

Watch the dramatic rescue of three men who became stranded after their fishing boat crashed into rocks at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea:

A man has been airlifted to hospital after being rescued from a fishing boat that crashed into rocks off the Northumberland coast.

The 52-year-old was one of three men who were rescued by coastguards and lifeboat crews. He was taken to Wansbeck Hospital after suffering from spinal injuries.

Man in hospital after Northumberland sea rescue

The wreckage of the fishing boat at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Credit: John Tuttiett Photography

One of three men who were rescued from a stranded fishing boat off the coast of Northumberland remains in hospital.

The vessel lost power and crashed into rocks at Newbiggin Bay, known locally as Sandy Bay, at around 7:30pm on Friday night. The men were rescued by coastguards and lifeboat crews but a 52-year-old had to be airlifted to hospital after he was thrown from the boat and became injured.

The man remains at Wansbeck Hospital with spinal injuries and hypothermia.

Three men were rescued from the boat by RNLI lifeboat crews Credit: John Tuttiett Photography

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