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Helicopter rescue

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 8:08

UPDATED 08:41*
A COASTGUARD helicopter rescue operation was launched this morning (Monday), with support from Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat, to evacuate a person from a vessel at Newtown Creek.
A spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the person was being airlifted to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, after suffering from a medical condition.
*An MCA spokesman confirmed a 78-year-old woman had been evacuated from a small yacht.
They were called to assist at around 6.50am.
More to follow.

Reporter: matthewm@iwcpmail.co.uk

 


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