Cornwall Air Ambulance was tasked to Padstow on Sunday (29 May) to help an injured fisherman.
The charity’s critical care paramedics were part of a multi-agency response to an incident in Padstow Harbour at 6.50pm.
One man on board a fishing trawler fell from height into a confined space. Cornwall Air Ambulance worked alongside colleagues from HM Coastguard rescue teams, Cornwall Fire and Rescue, South Western Ambulance Service and the RNLI.
Critical Care Paramedics Thomas Hennessy Jones and Martin Bunt treated the patient for a head injury at the scene.
Thomas said: “The priority was to get the patient off the boat as quickly and safely as possible. It was quite a difficult extraction from the vessel to the quayside but made possible thanks to the great teamwork of all the services involved.”
The patient was transferred to the helicopter by a land ambulance, then airlifted by Cornwall Air Ambulance to Derriford Hospital.