Nova Scotia

Lobster fisherman airlifted to hospital after falling overboard

The man had been hit in the chest with a lobster trap before he fell over, according to Joint Task Force Atlantic.

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.

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