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.

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