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The UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Stornoway spent nine hours in the air from Saturday evening through to Sunday morning completing two medical evacuations back-to-back.

The first call came in at 9.30pm on Saturday to airlift an unwell patient from Western Isles Hospital to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

After safely delivering the patient just after midnight, the aircraft was refuelling in Aberdeen when the second call came in to rescue an injured fisherman from a boat 123 miles south-east of Aberdeen.

They were immediately retasked to the fishing vessel and airlifted the casualty to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary arriving just after 6am on Sunday.



Coastguard helicopter nine hours in air on two emergency medical missions  

7 August 2017