Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Team were called out yesterday afternoon (Thursday 29 October) to help bring a sick crewman ashore from a fishing vessel in Stornoway harbour.

The fishing vessel called for Coastguard assistance after the crewman, a man in his 40s, collapsed aboard the vessel just after 10am, when they were working in the Minch just north of the Isle of Skye.

The UK-registered vessel made its way to Stornoway and came alongside so that members of the Coastguard team could bring the man ashore and into the care of a waiting Scottish Ambulance crew.

The man was taken on to Western Isles Hospital for medical attention.