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Injured fisherman rescued amidst choppy seas

An 18 year old fisherman who sustained a hand injury on board his vessel was rescued from choppy seas on the evening of 02 July by the Stornoway coastguard helicopter.

ust before 8.30pm on 2 July HM Coastguard received a VHF radio broadcast from a fishing vessel with six people onboard 70nm north east of Stornoway, reporting that one of their crewmen had sustained a hand injury.

The Stornoway coastguard helicopter flew to the scene and winched the fisherman on board amidst choppy seas.

He was airlifted to Stornoway airport where a waiting ambulance took him to the Western Isles hospital for treatment. We wish him a speedy recovery.


Published 5 July 2019