Two fishermen airlifted to safety after boat sinks off Western Isles
TWO fishermen have been airlifted to safety after their boat sank off the Western Isles.
The men managed to make a Mayday call to the Coastguard before abandoning their 20ft fishing vessel for a life raft.
The Stornoway search and rescue helicopter was sent to the scene west of Carloway on Lewis shortly after 3pm on Wednesday and airlifted the two fishermen from the shoreline.
They were taken to a waiting ambulance at Stornoway for medical treatment but are said to be in "relatively good health".
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