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Shetland Coastguard Search and Rescue

Photo: Shetland Coastguard Search and Rescue

A dramatic scene at Gulberwick on Friday night, as the Shetland coastguard helicopter team carried out what I assume was a training exercise. I recorded a short video clip as they did an airlift, which I’ve uploaded to Youtube.

Living in Shetland you regularly see the coastguard’s red and white Sikorsky S-92A helicopters flying overhead. This was the first time though I’ve seen them do an airlift at night. A remarkable demonstration of skill, working so close to the banks.

The local news reported the coastguard helicopter was later called out in the early hours for a medical evacuation from an offshore facility.


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