Pensioner in pontoon rescue drama

COASTGUARDS rescued an 80-year-old man who had broken his hip while on a floating pontoon in Ipswich.

COASTGUARDS rescued an 80-year-old man who had broken his hip while on a floating pontoon in Ipswich.

The Harwich-based inshore lifeboat was called by an ambulance crew at around 4pm yesterday to Stoke Bridge and used a specialist stretcher to carry the man on to the boat.

The lifeboat took him to an ambulance at Orwell Yacht Club and he was taken to hospital.