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A fisherman with a serious hand injury has been airlifted from his fishing vessel
off the Western Isles.
UK Coastguard received a satellite call from the trawler requesting medical assistance
just after 2.30pm on Sunday.
Stornoway Coastguard operations centre did a link call with the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
and the doctor advised that the casualty should be airlifted as soon as possible.
The UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Stornoway was sent to the
vessel which was 89 nautical miles off the coast.
The casualty was flown to Glasgow Airport where he was met by a waiting ambulance
and taken on to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Video: Coastguard helicopter airlifts injured fisherman
3 April 2017