Falmouth Coastguard involved in helicopter rescue
Falmouth Coastguard aided in the rescue of a sick Spanish fisherman who was ‘hundreds of miles out in the Atlantic’ yesterday afternoon.
The 39 year-old fisherman, who was in a Spanish registered fishing vessel, made contact with the Falmouth Coastguard at around 1.15pm.
He radioed to say he was experiencing sickness and difficulties.
Falmouth Coastguard co-ordinated the helicopter rescue of the distressed man who was 250 miles to west of the Isles of Scilly.
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An Irish helicopter took him safely to a hospital near Shannon in Ireland.