A MAN has been airlifted from a passenger ship at sea after suffering a medical incident.

HM Coastguard was alerted to the incident onboard a ship in the English Channel, south of Lyme Regis, shortly after 12.15am on Tuesday, March 26.

A search and rescue helicopter airlifted the man to Baiter Park in Poole.

There, he was handed to paramedics and taken to Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

The Daily Echo has contacted South Western Ambulance Service for more information.