Cornwall

Injured Newquay boat skipper airlifted to hospital

The skipper of a boat has been injured in an accident off the coast of Cornwall.

Falmouth Coastguard said man received serious hand injuries on a private angling vessel off Newquay.

The 58-year-old was brought ashore by the crew of the RNLI Newquay lifeboat and transferred to the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

He has been flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. His condition is not known.

The RNLI said a member of Newquay's Deputy Launching Authority brought the fishing boat back to port.

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