Fisherman found entangled in nets at River Helford dies

Mouth of the River Helford, Cornwall Image copyright Google
Image caption The man died a short time after he was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro from the River Helford, police said

A fisherman has died after being found entangled in his own nets in a river.

Emergency services were called to the River Helford at about 12:45 BST on Monday after someone reported seeing a fishing boat going around in circles.

The RNLI said both lifeboats from Falmouth attended and crews performed CPR on the man.

It is thought the 56-year-old had been lying in the water for some time and he was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

He died a short time later.

Devon and Cornwall Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious and next of kin had been informed.

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