Local doctor and crewmember Alex Rowe and fellow crew member Michelle Fox performed CPR before the lifeboat returned to a land Ambulance team who were waiting at Haldon Pier.
The ambulance crew continued to provide casualty care for the man before transferring him to the ambulance for the onward journey to hospital.
The professionalism of Mark Criddle and his volunteer crew was absolutely first class as was the teamwork of all who took part.
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