Man res­cued from ma­rina

The Herald - - NEWS -

A MAN has been taken to hospi­tal af­ter fall­ing into a ma­rina.

The man fell into the wa­ter from the pon­toons at Oban Ma­rina on the is­land of Ker­rera.

He man­aged to clam­ber out on to a rigid in­flat­able boat where he was spot­ted by some­one who raised the alarm at around 11.30pm.

A lo­cal doc­tor who hap­pened to be close by treated the man who was said to be in a “very cold and con­fused state”.

The doc­tor stayed with the man un­til the Oban RNLI lifeboat, which was sent to the scene by coast­guards, ar­rived and took the 74-year-old man and the doc­tor to Oban har­bour.

He was then trans­ferred to an am­bu­lance and taken to hospi­tal, coast­guards said.

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