A FISHERMAN was rescued from the water by a volunteer crew from Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station today after he fell 6m from a ladder into Royal Quays marina, North Shields.

The fisherman had been climbing down a ladder on the dock side when he fell into the water and became trapped between the dock wall and the fishing vessel, and was found by another fisherman some time later.

The alarm was raised and Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat which arrived on scene at 21:35. The three volunteer crewmembers quickly found the injured fisherman and brought him onto the lifeboat, then took him to a nearby pontoon.

The casualty was thought to have sustained spinal injuries from his fall and was placed on a spinal board by paramedics, assisted by the lifeboat crew and members of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade who had also been tasked to the incident.

The casualty was taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment but his injuries are not thought to have been serious.

All units were stood down and the lifeboat returned to station at 22:30.

Lifeboat: D-693 Mark Noble

Fisherman rescued by Tynemouth RNLI volunteers after fallTynemouth RNLIServicesFall,fisherman,inshore,Lifeboat,Quays,Rescue,RNLI,Royal,service,Tyne,TynemouthA FISHERMAN was rescued from the water by a volunteer crew from Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station today after he fell 6m from a ladder into Royal Quays marina, North Shields. The fisherman had been climbing down a ladder on the dock side when he fell into the water and became...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea