Monday, 29 October 2018

Kudos to our Search & Rescue crews who are there when we need them most.

Incredible footage captured this morning as a HM Coastguard winchman boards a heaving fishing boat in rough seas to rescue an unwell crewman.

HM Coastguard received the call for help this morning just after 7.30am reporting an unwell crewman onboard the vessel, 50nm south east of Sumburgh, who needed urgent assistance.

The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Sumburgh flew to the vessel and on arrival it took several minutes for the winchman to land as the seas rocked the vessel from side to side.

Once onboard the winchman quickly winches the crewman into the helicopter where he was taken to Lerwick for onward transfer to hospital by the ambulance service.