Man airlifted to hospital from supply ship
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A lifeboat and coastguard helicopter were scrambled to help in airlifting a man to hospital.
The man, who was aboard a ship off the Suffolk coast, needed medical attention with Lowestoft lifeboat – Patsy Knight – called out at 10.15am on Monday, March 18.
The RNLI lifeboat attended an offshore supply vessel, which was three miles east of Lowestoft. A man aboard the vessel was suffering pains and he needed to be medically evacuated.
A coastguard rescue helicopter from Humber, with a paramedic on board, was also sent to the incident.
Lifeboat coxswain John Fox said: 'We reached the vessel in a quick time as the ship was visible from the lifeboat station.
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'Two of the lifeboat crew transferred onto the ship to assess and care for the casualty.
'They gave him oxygen before a paramedic on board the helicopter was lowered on to the supply ship.
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'It was then decided to airlift him from the vessel and he was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston for further treatment.'