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 the 2nd of July by the Stornoway coastguard helicopter.

Just before 8.30pm on the 2nd of 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.

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