Ill man airlifted from Holy Island

A man who was suffering from chest pains was airlifted from Holy Island this morning.

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017, 11:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:06 pm
Coastguard helicopter

North East Ambulance Service contacted Humber Coastguard Operations Centre at 8.30am to request assistance.

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Holy Island Coastguard Rescue Team provided medical assistance to the casualty and set up a helicopter landing site (HLS) for Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 999.

After a short period of time Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 999 arrived on scene and assessed the casualty before transporting the casualty to hospital where Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade set up HLS.