10th April 2020
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Sumburgh rescue helicopter makes airlift to Bergen

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Sumburgh coastguard rescue helicopter 900 airlifted a workman in need of medical attention from an oil rig 95 miles north east of Sumburgh this morning.

Aberdeen coastguard received the medical alert at 8.30am and the helicopter was tasked to go to the Borgsten Dolphin, which was near the mid-point between Shetland and Norway.

It was decided the best course of action was to fly the man to hospital in Bergen and the helicopter arrived there at 11.20am before returning to base.

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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