Date: 25th Jan 1979
Type: Wessex HAS1
Serial: # XM917
Callsign: Rescue 26
Pilot: J Grayson
Crewman: POACMN R Henshaw
Diver: LACMN J Grinney
Doctor: Surg Lt Cdr Ormerod
On Scene: 1549
From Falmouth MRCC to Culdrose. Request helo scramble to 156 degrees Mevagissey 6 miles.
Crewman on board FV AQILLA with suspected heart attack
43 foot vessel, dark hull, white superstructure, Reg FY324.
Take off delayed for heavy snow squall.
Arrived over vessel at 1549, only 1/2 mile from shore, and doctor winched aboard.
Helo proceeded to harbour and put diver and stretcher on to the jetty.
Doctor found patent to be more serious than originally thought.
Patient placed into waiting ambulance and taken to Treliske hospital.
Helo returned to base.
Mr JOHN DOVE
Church Street, Mevagissey