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Isle of Man ferry to Heysham returns after medical emergency

The Ben-my-Chree Image copyright Manx Scenes
Image caption The ferry returned to Douglas at 09:00

A passenger has been taken ill on board a ferry after it departed, causing delays.

The medical emergency was reported after the Isle of Man Steam Packet's Ben-my-Chree service to Heysham in Lancashire departed at 08:14 BST.

It returned to Douglas and the passenger, whose condition is not thought to be critical, was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The ferry returned at 09:00 and has since departed for Heysham.

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