A fisherman was taken to hospital after being rescued at sea. 

Hunstanton RNLI was called out for the first time this year after a man suffered a severe cut to his hand on board a vessel in the middle of the Wash. 

Rescue crews reached the boat 20 minutes after the alarm was raised and assessed his injuries before bringing him ashore on the lifeboat. 

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He was then taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn for treatment. 

Jeff Lenton of Hunstanton RNLI said the rescue at around 1pm on Thursday went "very well".