Boy suffers mouth injuries in Dorset fish hook accident

An eight-year-old boy fishing with his family had a "lucky escape" when a hook went through the top of his mouth.

Coastguard rescue teams were called to the Cob, at Lyme Regis Harbour, Dorset, just after 2000 BST on Thursday.

Paramedics used a pair of pliers to remove the hook. The boy, on holiday with his family from Swindon, Wiltshire, was treated at the scene.

A coastguard spokesman said those not used to fishing could have problems controlling the rod due to the wind.

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