Sick crewman airlifted by Coastguard helicopter

The Coastguard helicopter landed at QEQM Photo Shelley Davies

The Coastguard helicopter was tasked this afternoon (September 8) to pick up a sick crewman onboard a vessel in waters off Thanet.

The person was airlifted and taken to QEQM hospital. They were met on-site by the Margate Coastguard rescue team.

It is understand the man is recovering well but the helicopter had a fault and so has not yet left the QEQM.