A MAN has died after collapsing in a dinghy.
The 62-year-old was unconscious in a small tender in Langstone Harbour when the coastguard was called at 4.21pm.
Portsmouth RNLI and the coastguard helicopter from Lee-on-the-Solent were called to help the stricken man stuck on the mud opposite Tudor Sailing Club.
He was airlifted to Queen Alexandra Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday.
A coastguard spokesman said: ‘Portsmouth lifeboat and coastguard helicopter were tasked to rescue a 62-year-old man who had collapsed unconscious in a tender in the northwest corner of Langstone Harbour.
‘The casualty was extricated by the rescue helicopter and taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital but was pronounced deceased on arrival.’