Coastguard rescue injured offshore worker from platform west of Shetland

Coastguard officers flew out this morning (Monday)  to rescue an offshore worker injured on a platform west of Shetland.

HM Coastguard in Shetland received the emergency  call at around 7.05am with reports of an incident 88 nautical miles west of Sumburgh. 

The rescue helicopter was despatched to collect the injured crew member.

Officers took the casualty to Tingwall airport, arriving at around 10am, where they were transferred to the Scottish Ambulance Service shortly after.


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