NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

North Sea offshore support crewmen taken to hospital

Three crewmen from a North Sea offshore oil support vessel have been airlifted to hospital after ending up in the water.

The men - from the supply support vessel Enea, off Shetland - were in a small "man overboard boat" for an exercise but went into the sea.

The Shetland Coastguard rescue helicopter flew the trio to the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick for treatment.

Gulf Offshore said two men had been discharged, with the third detained.

The incident happened about 100 miles north east of Sumburgh.

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