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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It will be dry and bright in the morning but as the day goes on it will become wet and very windy.
Eastern parts will have heavy rain in the morning, clearing by afternoon.
Fire and Rescue Service says it received a 999 call to say there had been an explosion in a third floor flat within a mid terraced building.