Fisherman taken to hospital after rescued 35 miles off Gorleston coast
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A Dutch fisherman had to be rescued from a fishing vessel 35 miles off the coast of Gorleston.
A HM Coastguard helicopter was called just after noon today to reports of an injured crewman on a vessel out at sea.
The fisherman was taken by helicopter to the James Paget Hospital.
A spokesperson from Hm Coastguard Norwich said: 'A 29-year-old Dutch national was airlifted by R163 from Lydd, from a Belgian registered trawler some 35 nautical miles from Great Yarmouth, with serious injuries to his face, head and hand.
'The injury was sustained in an accident involving a wire cable parting. Although having lost a considerable amount of blood, the casualty was able to walk from the aircraft to the waiting ambulance.'
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