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Chopper sent to ill sailor
Chopper sent to ill sailor

The RAC Rescue helicopter rescued a sick crewman from a boat off the coast of Bunbury this morning.

Emergency services were told the man was suffering from abdominal pain at 3am.

The helicopter set off at first light and reached the vessel, which was about 40 nautical miles off the coast, about 6am.

The man was winched to safety and taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment.