Fred Olsen cruise crew member airlifted to hospital

Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter The cruise liner was about 18 miles (29km) south-east of Falmouth when coastguards were alerted

A man has been airlifted from a cruise liner off Cornwall after falling ill.

The crew member of the Fred Olsen vessel, called the Boudicca, had abdominal pains.

Falmouth Coastguard said following medical advice from the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske, he was evacuated from the ship, which was on its way to Avonmouth.

He was winched from the liner and taken to the hospital by a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.

His condition is unknown.

Coastguards were alerted at 00:00 BST when the vessel was about 18 miles (29km) south-east of Falmouth.

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