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Coastguard helicopter scrambled to ship off Lowestoft coast to airlift casualty to hospital

PUBLISHED: 07:44 13 October 2018 | UPDATED: 08:53 13 October 2018

The Coastguard helicopter was involved in a rescue off the Lowestoft coast. Picture: PAUL DAMEN

The Coastguard helicopter was involved in a rescue off the Lowestoft coast. Picture: PAUL DAMEN

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The coastguard helicopter had been scrambled after a crew member of a boat off the coast at Lowestoft was struck down with appendicitis.

A spokesman for Humber Coastguard said they were contacted just after 5.40am today (Saturday, October 13) by the crew of a boat which is currently about four miles south east of Lowestoft.

They said a man, who is believed to be 47, was suffering from appendicitis.

The spokesman said a helicopter was scrambled and will be taking the casualty to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for further care.

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