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.
More top news
Hundreds of people turned out to support Exeter's Gay pride march today.
Martin Clunes is back in Cornwall, filming his hit ITV show Doc Martin. He took a break to speak to us about his love of the county.
CCTV released by Network Rail shows how many teens narrowly avoid death on railways. A new film for schools warns them about the danger.