Man with chest pains rescued from boat

A MAN complaining of chest pains was rescued from a boat near Harwich Harbour.

A MAN complaining of chest pains was rescued from a boat near Harwich Harbour.

The incident took place at around 1.05pm yesterday.

Thames Coastguard picked up a mayday call from the yacht Kathleen Two, reporting that a member of the crew was unwell.

The Harwich RNLI all-weather lifeboat was diverted from exercise and the Harwich Inshore Lifeboat was also launched to collect the casualty.


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Once the lifeboats were alongside, the man was given oxygen and transferred ashore to an awaiting ambulance and taken to Colchester Hospital.

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