‘One dead, three missing’ in ditching
One man is believed to have died and three people are missing after a helicopter plunged into the North Sea last night.
A major rescue was launched when a CHC aircraft – believed to be a Super Puma L2 – came down two miles west of Sumburgh, off Fitful Head, Shetland, and flipped over in the water. It had been travelling from the Borgsten Dolphin rig and was flying for oil giant Total.
RNLI rescue co-ordinator Jim Nicholson last night said: “The longer it is since the incident, hopes tend to fade somewhat. We are still on the scene, engaged in the operation.”
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