19th April 2019
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Two call-outs for coastguard

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Shetland Coastguard has been called out for twice today for medical evacuations.

A call was received at 11.30am from the North Alwyn platform, 110 miles north east of Lerwick, to airlift a man with a suspected blood clot.

He was brought to Clickimin at 1.45pm before being taken to Gilbert Bain Hospital.

The helicopter was returning from a second call, at 4.45pm, which was received from a fishing vessel 150 miles north of Muckle Flugga to help a creelman who has injured his wrist.



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