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Sunday, 01 February 2015

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Worker airlifted to hospital from boat off Barrow

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a fall onboard a boat off the Barrow coast.

Liverpool Coastguard said the incident took place onboard Windsperfection, a maintenance boat for the Walney offshore windfarm, at around 2.30pm today.

Barrow inshore lifeboat team were dispatched along with an RAF rescue helicopter to the scene and the man was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital.

A spokesman for the coastguard service said he was unable to comment on the condition of the man but described the incident as a ‘very bad fall from height.’

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