VIDEO: Torbay lifeboat takes ill passenger from Queen Mary II off South Devon
A cruise liner bound for Southampton was diverted to the South Devon coast after one of its passengers fell seriously ill.
The Queen Mary II came close to the coastline at Start Bay, about a mile from the mouth of the River Dart, after a passenger suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.
The 87-year-old man, who is understood to be an American national, was transferred to the Torbay lifeboat in the operation coordinated by coastguards at Brixham at around 7.30pm on Monday.
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Video by Nigel Millard, Torbay RNLI
He was then taken ashore and transferred by land ambulance for treatment at Torbay Hospital.
It was the second time the Torbay Lifeboat had taken an ill passenger off the Queen Mary II.
The lifeboat crew performed the same mission during the liner's maiden voyage in January 2004.