Portsmouth-based HMS Clyde helps rescue man bitten by seal

March 1962 and a naval rating signals Halt to more conventional traffic as the Saunders-Roe SRN1 crosses the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent and returns to HMS Ariel, now the site of the Hovercraft Museum. Roles such as anti-submarine warfare, air-sea rescue and mine countermeasures were foreseen.						                                Pictures courtesy Amberley Publishing

Spotlight hovers over Lee-on-the-Solent museum

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A MAN who was bitten by a seal was rescued with the help of Portsmouth-based ship HMS Clyde.

The offshore patrol vessel, which is currently off the Falkland Islands, was called into action with a RAF helicopter after the British man was bitten in South Georgia.

He was visiting the island with a Russian cruise ship and needed urgent medical attention on his arm.

He was airlifted to a hospital in Port Stanley – the capital of the Falklands.

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