A MAN’s fishing trip ended badly when he had to be rescued from the sea after falling from a south Wales pier.

A coastguard helicopter and crews from RNLI lifeboats were called to reports of a man, thought to have been sea fishing, that had fallen from North Pier in Aberavon, Neath Port Talbot.

The man was carried on a stretcher off the pier following the incident at about 15:00 HRS on Saturday.

The man’s condition and his injuries were not thought to have been serious.