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
Developers in Torquay have been given the go-ahead to demolish the hotel that inspired legendary British comedy Fawlty Towers.
West Country MPs Sarah Wollaston and Richard Drax have been questioning the Prime Minister about backing bombing raids on Syria.
It will be mild and cloudy today with patchy rain. Light rain will continue into tomorrow, turning heavier in the afternoon.