Aldeburgh: Man airlifted to Ipswich Hospital after collapsing on barge in River Alde

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after collapsing with chest pains on a barge near Aldeburgh.

An RAF rescue helicopter flew the 77-year-old to Ipswich Hospital shortly after 1pm on Monday.

Coastguards scrambled a RNLI lifeboat to the scene in the River Alde. The man was transferred from the barge to the lifeboat before being winched into the helicopter.

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