Oil rig man airlifted to hospital

A HELICOPTER crew from RAF Wattisham were today called upon to transport a sick patient to hospital from a North Sea oil rig.

A HELICOPTER crew from RAF Wattisham were today called upon to transport a sick patient to hospital from a North Sea oil rig.

Coastguards alerted the flight crew after receiving reports of a “very sick man” on an oil rig 30 miles north of Great Yarmouth.

A rescue helicopter was launched at around 3am to airlift him to the James Paget Hospital.

It is as yet unconfirmed why the man in his 30s had been taken ill.

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