Beachy Head rescue for overboard fishing boat crewman

A man who fell over the side of a fishing boat off the East Sussex coast has been airlifted to hospital.

The Eastbourne lifeboat and a helicopter were sent to search for the crew member of the Dutch vessel off Beachy Head on Thursday night.

When they arrived at the scene at about 21:30 GMT they found he had already been pulled from the water.

Rescuers said he had been in the sea for some time, and had suffered an injury to his ankle.

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