North Sea worker airlifted due to sickness

A file photo of a CHC-operated Sikorsky s-92 helicopter
A file photo of a CHC-operated Sikorsky s-92 helicopter

A North Sea oil worker was airlifted by helicopter to hospital last night due to sickness and flown to Shetland.

The Coastguard responded to a call just before 8:45pm on Wednesday night flying the sick oil worker to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick.

The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter team based at Sumburgh confirmed that a patient was taken to Tingwall airport from a rig in the north-east of the UK.

The condition of the patient remains unknown.

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