Rescue services’ response praised
First Minister Alex Salmond paid tribute to the emergency services after yesterday’s dramatic sea rescue.
“Once again, the response to this incident by our emergency services was fantastic and their continued bravery and expertise will bring great reassurance to every offshore worker who is required to use helicopters in challenging conditions regularly,” he said.
“Although incidents such as this are mercifully rare they do raise understandable concerns and I hope that the inquiry that will inevitably follow this gets to the facts quickly in order that any lessons that are needed are learned.”
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