14th November 2018
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Helicopter diverted owing to fog

A rescue helicopter carrying an injured oil rig worker had to divert to Sumburgh after it couldn’t land at Clickimin owing to poor visibility early this morning.

 Coastguard rescue 102 was scrambled from Sumburgh at 9.50pm and airlifted the crewman from the jack-up drilling rig Rowan Gorilla VII, around 160 miles south of Sumburgh.

 It flew him first to Lerwick before heading back south for clearer conditions and landed at Sumburgh at 1.07am. The casualty was taken to Gilbert Bain Hospital by ambulance.

About Peter Johnson

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as an employed and freelance reporter and editor for a variety of print and broadcast media outlets and as as a freelance photographer and film maker/cameraman. In addition to journalism, I have experience in construction, oil analysis, aquaculture, fisheries, the health service and oral history.

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