A fisherman allegedly from the Whithorn area was rescued after falling from a fishing boat in waters off the Isle of Man late last night.
The man was recovered from the water by his crew mates and later airlifted to a hospital on the Isle of Man for treatment.
The Holyhead coastguard was called out at 11pm last night after the man fell from the Kirkcudbright registered Aztec 18 miles south east of Douglas
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency statement said: “The man was wearing a floatation suit, which no doubt aided his survival.
“We always recommend that commercial fishermen wear a lifejacket, personal floatation device or lifeline whilst working on the deck of a vessel at sea.”
An RAF helicopter and two RNLI lifeboats were also sent to the scene.