20th October 2018
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Fisherman suffers broken arm and suspected rib fracture off Sumburgh

A fisherman is being treated in hospital for a suspected fracture to his ribs and broken arm after he was airlifted from his vessel off Shetland.

The man was flown ashore by helicopter from the Mai Mai 80 miles east of Sumburgh and taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick.

Meanwhile, a sick oilman was flown ashore to hospital in Lerwick by the Coastguard rescue helicopter on Sunday.

The man, suffering belly pains, was brought in from the Alwyn North field east of Unst, landing at Tingwall Airport shortly before 8pm.

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