Fisherman hospitalised and suffers hyperthermia after falling off pier in Maryport

A fisherman who fell off a pier in Maryport suffered hyperthermia and was taken to hospital.

The man fell from the North Pier at around 00.16am on Wednesday (August 11).

Maryport Rescue were called out by Belfast Coastguard.

On arrival, Maryport Coastguard had deployed a swimmer in the water alongside the casualty.

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The man was recovered to the Emergency Rescue Boat and delivered to awaiting members of NWAS.

He was treated for mild hyperthermia before being taken to hospital for further checks.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue also attended.

A spokesperson for Maryport Rescue said: “Maryport Rescue were called out by Belfast Coastguard at 00.16 hrs to reports of a fisherman falling off the North Pier at Maryport.

The team quickly mobilised and launched the ERB [Emergency Rescue Boat ] and proceeded to the North Pier to meet up with colleagues from Maryport Coastguard who has a swimmer in the water alongside the casualty.

“The casualty was recovered to the ERB and delivered to awaiting members of NWAS where he was treated for mild hyperthermia before being taken to hospital for further checks.

Also in attendance were Cumbria Fire and Rescue and Workington lifeboat was also launched.”

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