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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An overcast start with cloud spreading from the east to Devon and Cornwall. Cool winds and isolated showers in parts of South Devon
An overcast start with plenty of cloud filling in from the east. Some isolated showers in Somerset and Dorset. Highs of 8 or 9 degrees.
Temperatures will drop down tonight and tomorrow isn't great with the prospect of more cloud, showers and north easterly winds.