A MAN collapsed while on-board a boat off Walney.

Liverpool Coastguard tasked its Furness team at 4pm on Sunday to assist North West Ambulance service with a evacuation from wind farm transfer vessel Windcat 17.

The vessel returned to Barrow Docks were Furness Coastguard and paramedics were waiting.

Due to the serious condition the male was in, a search and rescue helicopter took the casualty to Royal Lancaster Infirmary.