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A fisherman has been injured on a local prawn trawler.


The man is believed to have sustained head injuries.


Stornoway coastguard said they were alerted to the incident via a vhf radio call.


The rescue helicopter at Stornoway was mobilised and the island lifeboat sped to the scene some 12 miles south east of Stornoway at 4.15pm this afternoon.

A coastguard coastal rescue team was also summoned to man a landing site.


Original reports from coastguards suggested the casualty was airlifted to Stornoway airport by helicopter.


It appears the fisherman was taken ashore by lifeboat.


Injured fisherman treated in hospital

29 May 2017