Coastguard teams rush to medical emergency on fishing vessel

© RNLI James West CrewmanThe coastguard helicopter with the fishing boat.
The coastguard helicopter with the fishing boat.

Emergency services are currently attending to a medical emergency on a fishing vessel near Macduff.

The coastguard were called to the incident, which happened around 10 north-east of Macduff, at 6.40am.

The casualty was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Fraserburgh’s all-weather lifeboat was launched, alongside Macduff’s inshore lifeboat.

Banff Coastguard Rescue Team and an ambulance are also at the scene.

A rescue helicopter from Inverness also attended.