Lobster fisherman airlifted to hospital after falling overboard
Before going overboard, man was hit in the chest with a lobster trap, says Joint Task Force Atlantic
A 32-year-old man was airlifted to hospital Saturday after he fell overboard a lobster boat off Lockeport, N.S.
The man had been hit in the chest with a lobster trap before he fell over, according to a report from Joint Task Force Atlantic. The crew was able to rescue him quickly, but the man had hypothermia.
A Cormorant helicopter was dispatched from CFB Greenwood to pick up the fisherman. From there, he was taken to Yarmouth for medical care, said Lt.-Navy Sean Ritchie with Joint Task Force Atlantic.
The Chasin Crustacean was about 87 kilometres off Lockeport when the incident occurred.
The man's condition isn't known.