The fisherman Le Hoang Tien Tay, aged 16, from Quynh Phuong ward, Hoang Mai town, Nghe An province, lost consciousness after banging his head against the trawler’s bulwark due to a sudden slip.

The distressed fisherman is taken to shore. (Photo:

Tay had the boat accident while the trawler with Phan Van Manh, aged 45, at the helm was fishing in the waters some 10-15 nautical miles off Hoang Mai town.

Right after being notified of the case, Quynh Phuong Border Post sent a medical team on a canoe to give first aid to the troubled fisherman before referring him to Hop Luc hospital of Thanh Hoa province for further treatment of his serious injury.

Translated by Song Anh