Fisherman flown to hospital after losing fingers

A fisherman has been flown to a hospital in Plymouth after his fingers were cut off on a fishing vessel.

Falmouth coastguards received a call from a crew member on the beam trawler William Stevenson at 11:55 BST.

A helicopter from RNAS Culdrose attended the scene, 20 miles south of the Isles of Scilly.

The fisherman was assessed on the boat by a paramedic and airlifted to Derriford Hospital where his conditon is not yet known.

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