Man crushed while working on River Mersey boat

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was crushed while working on a boat on the River Mersey.

The man was working on the MV Cameron, which is used for buoy handling work on the Mersey estuary.

A Liverpool Coastguard spokesman said the man was trapped between a buoy, which was being lifted by a crane, and the boat's ventilator.

He was assessed by a doctor on board the New Brighton Lifeboat before a helicopter winched him off.

The rescue helicopter, from RAF Valley in Anglesey, took him to shore where he was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Aintree in Liverpool.

The man was conscious during the airlift but his condition is not known.

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