Man suffers broken leg aboard boat

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A MAN was helped back on to dry land by firefighters and taken to hospital by ambulance after suffering a broken leg aboard his boat.

The man suffered the injury on his boat which was berthed at Hartlepool Marina at around 1.30pm on Saturday.

Firefighters from Stranton Station were called to the Marina and helped to lift the man from the boat.

He was then taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton where he was treated for his injuries.