Sick man airlifted from cruise ship off Cornwall

A passenger on a cruise ship has been taken to hospital by rescue helicopter after falling ill.

The 81-year-old was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske.

The cruise ship Discovery was travelling from the Isles of Scilly to St Peter Port in Guernsey.

The crew raised the alarm at 20:20 BST on Wednesday when the vessel was about 80 miles (128km) south of Land's End. A helicopter from RNAS Culdrose airlifted the man to hospital.

His medical condition is currently unknown, but a spokesman from Falmouth Coastguard said it was believed he had suffered neurological problems.

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