Highlands & Islands

Contractor dies on Royal Navy ship 150 miles off Hebrides

A civilian working aboard a Royal Navy warship has died 150 miles (241km) west of the Western Isles.

The man was understood to have taken unwell on HMS Somerset, a Type 23 frigate, late on Thursday night.

Stornoway Coastguard helicopter was tasked just before midnight to airlift the man to hospital. The man died on the ship.

A Royal Navy spokesman confirmed that a civilian contractor had died and his family had been informed.

He added: "Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends."

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