Portland Coastguard helicopter rescues freezing fisherman

Portland Coastguard helicopter The casualty was a recreational fisherman

A fisherman who took "insufficient clothing" on a sea trip has been airlifted to hospital with hypothermia.

Portland Coastguard received a call from an angling charter boat off Bridport, Dorset, at about 10:45 GMT.

The man was flown to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester. The coastguard said he was "not dressed for the cold".

A spokesman added: "His body temperature was low and he was in and out of consciousness." He is expected to make a full recovery.

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