Man evacuated from cross-Channel ferry after medical emergency

A MAN had to be evacuated from a cross Channel ferry for ‘medical reasons’ early on Sunday morning.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 10:10 am
Updated Monday, 16th September 2019, 3:56 pm

Hillhead Coastguard Rescue Team reported the 59-year-old male fell ill while travelling on a Brittany Ferries crossing before he was brought aboard a rescue helicopter at 12.30am.

He was then transported to Solent Airport at Daedalus where paramedics treated him before he was taken to hospital.

The rescue operation took place 14 nautical miles south of the Isle of Wight, a Solent Coastguard spokesman confirmed.

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A man was evacuated from a Channel ferry