Man airlifted to hospital from boat

A SUFFOLK helicopter crew have airlifted a man to hospital after he fell ill on a boat set for Belgium.

A SUFFOLK helicopter crew have airlifted a man to hospital after he fell ill on a boat set for Belgium.

Thames Coastguard asked for assistance from RAF Wattisham earlier tonight following reports that a 53-year-old Roman national on the cargo ship Phocine had been taken ill.

The vessel - which was bound for Ostend in Belgium - was just leaving the Princes Channel on the River Thames.

A spokesman for Thames Coastguard said they asked rescue helicopter 125 from RAF Wattisham to assist and the man was taken to Margate Hospital.


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It is not known how seriously ill the man was.

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