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Bridlington inshore lifeboat was tasked shortly after noon today to give assistance after a man fell from the South pier onto the deck of a fishing boat.

Coastguards, Police, Ambulance, Paramedics and the Air Ambulance teams where already in attendance after the man had fallen an estimated 5 meters.

The inshore lifeboat crew, headed by Helm Grant Walkington, had been requested to help evacuate the casualty.

At the time the inshore boat reached the fishing boat there was very little water in the area making the approach very tricky.

By the time the casualty had been evaluated and placed safely into the lifeboat stretcher the tide had risen enough to transfer him into the Lifeboat.

The inshore crew, along with an Air Ambulance Doctor on board, slowly moved across the harbour towards the North Pier to waiting Coastguards and Ambulance staff before the casualty was airlifted to hospital