Three hour rescue mission at the Port of Workington

HM Coastguard Helicopter at the Port of Workington Credit: Maryport Coastguard

Rescuers spent three hours freeing a man who had fallen below deck on a boat in the Port of Workington.

The crewman suffered suspected back injuries and the fire service worked alongside the coastguard, Workington lifeboat teams, and the North West Ambulance service to get the man to hospital.

He was taken to hospital by HM Coastguard in the Prestwick SAR Flight Rescue 199.

"We'd like to extend our thanks to all our partner agencies involved in a fantastic display of multi-agency interoperability for the quick response and excellent cooperation in this difficult and challenging callout.

We'd also like to extend our good wishes for a speedy and full recovery to the casualty."

– Maryport Coastguard spokesperson