Fishermen in accident

By Ellen Grindley in Emergency Services

TWO fishermen suffered head and arm injuries in an accident on board a Brixham fishing boat.

The crewmen were hurt when heavy gear failed during a trawling voyage. Coastguards and paramedics were alerted and a coastguard helicopter scrambled to the scene.

A winchman and paramedic were lowered on to the boat from the helicopter before the vessel came into Brixham harbour.

Berry Head coastguard team was task­ed to attend the fish quay to meet the boat.

Coastguards also set up a helicopter landing site up at Berry Head. The two fishermen were later taken to Torbay Hospital for treatment. The incident took place around 10.30pm on January 31.

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