A man has been airlifted to hospital following an incident with the boat he was working on in Liverpool

A man has been rushed to hospital following an accident when lifting a buoy.

A coastguard spokesperson said the man was trapped between a buoy, which was being lifted by a crane, and the boat’s ventilator.

He was seen by a doctor on the lifeboat before being winched off by the helicopter and taken to hospital.

The condition of the man, who has not yet been named, is unknown.