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Fisherman rescued after distress call

Contributed by admin on Jun 07, 2004 - 11:32 AM

<FONT color=#0000cc><FONT color=black size=4>FISHERMAN RESCUED AFTER DISTRESS CALL

<FONT color=black>A fisherman had to be taken by lifeboat to an air ambulance and then flown to hospital after a suspected heart attack off the Kent coast.

Dover Coastguard sent a lifeboat to two men o­n the Folkestone-based vessel eight miles offshore after getting a distress call.

A man was then flown to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.