HMS Illustrious seaman rescued by RAF Valley helicopter

Wales Air Forum

Royal Air Force Sea King (1)An injured seaman has been rescued by helicopter from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier in the Irish Sea off Anglesey.

The Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley was scrambled at 10:00 GMT on Wednesday and headed for the light aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious around 18 miles (30km) south west of South Stack.

The crew picked up the casualty and flew him to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.

The condition of the seaman or how he came to be injured is not known.

Sourced by BBC News Wales

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