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IoM RNLI crew rescue unconscious fisherman

'Marine Engineer' crew transferring the casualty to the Liner Berth. Credit: RNLI Douglas

RNLI lifeboat crews from Douglas on the Isle of Man have rescued an unconscious man on a fishing boat.

The 'Marine Engineer' was launched at 1pm to attend to a fishing boat moored at the Fort Anne Jetty.

RNLI crews transferred the casualty to the lifeboat, before he was taken across the harbour to the Liner Berth where an ambulance was waiting.

It is not known how the fisherman became unconscious.

WATCH: IoM lifeboat leaves slipway for the last time

An Isle of Man lifeboat has had its last slipway launch this weekend after serving Douglas for 29 years.

The RNLI's Sir William Hillary is leaving its usual berth at Douglas Lifeboat Station while a refurbishment of the building is carried out.

For the next few months it will launch from Douglas Harbour.

The final slipway launch from the lifeboat station was marked by a celebration with volunteers joined by boats from Ramsey, Peel, Port St Mary and Newhaven.

A memorial service was also held afterwards for the boat's namesake, founder of the RNLI Sir William Hillary, who is buried in Douglas.

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