Helicopter flies sick people to hospital on Christmas Day

The Coastguard helicopter was called out twice on Christmas Day to airlift people to the Shetland Mainland.

The first call came just after 3am when the helicopter was called to an offshore rig 140 miles northeast of Sumburgh to collect a man who had been involved in an accident.

The man was taken to Sumburgh Airport, transferred to an ambulance and taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick.

At around 2.30pm the helicopter was called out again, this time to collect a sick individual from Skerries.

That person was flown to the Clickimin landing pad and transferred to hospital in town.


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  • Bob Reiter

    • December 27th, 2019 10:42

    Very glad to learn that rescue duties are being carried out daily for serious reasons (as view from across the pond in U.S.) but not due to murder and mayhem… as portrayed in the popular TV series.
    Can’t believe I know where Lerwick is w/o having to look it up. Will be watching for more Shetland news.


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