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Injured fisherman airlifted off Skomer island

Injured fisherman airlifted by coastguard to Singleton hospital in Swansea.

Skomer island airlift

The coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at St Athan has airlifted an injured fisherman to Singleton hospital in Swansea.

At 10.46am on 26 October UK coastguard received a call from the vessel for medical assistance after a fisherman onboard injured his arm.

The Anglesey RNLI all weather lifeboat and the coastguard helicopter were sent to the vessel which was positioned south off Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire.

The casualty was airlifted to Singleton hospital and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Skomer island airlift

Published 30 October 2017