Injured fisherman rescued amidst choppy seas by Stornoway Coastguard helicopter
An 18 year old fisherman who sustained a hand injury onboard his vessel was rescued from choppy seas last night by the Stornoway Coastguard helicopter.
Just before 8.30pm last night (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 onboard 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.