Stornoway Coastguard

Western Isles

Sailor airlifted from French warship off the Western Isles

October 3, 2016

A sailor has been airlifted from a French warship off the Western Isles. The man has suffered a suspected serious back injury. He has been airlifted from the boat off the west of Lewis by Stornoway Coastguard helicopter Rescue 948. He is being taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.


Man dies while walking on Mull

September 22, 2016

A 73-year-old man died while walking on a coastal path on the isle of Mull yesterday. The incident was reported at around 2pm. A spokesman for Stornoway Coastguard said last night: “We are currently investigating whether the helicopter can be of any assistance.”