French fisherman in "an awful lot of pain" after getting a hook lodged in his forearm
A French fisherman has been airlifted to hospital in Cornwall after a large fish hook became lodged in his forearm.
The fisherman, who was described as being in "an awful lot of pain", was fishing 70 miles north-west of the Isles of Scilly when the accident occurred.
Falmouth coastguard said it delegated with French authorities to coordinate the rescue of the man after receiving a call shortly before 3pm.
The man was airlifted by a Search-and Rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose in Helston to Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske in Truro arriving at 6.40pm.