German sailor airlifted by UK coastguard after dislocating shoulders

The captain of a German warship called the coastguard after one of his crewman dislocated both his shoulders.

A sailor on the Niedersachsen, which was 25 miles (40km) south of Portland Bill, was airlifted to hospital.

The Lee-on-the-Solent coastguard helicopter was scrambled following the call at 21:13 GMT on Thursday.

It is believed the man was injured playing sport, and coastguard spokeswoman Maddy Davey said it was a "reasonable request" to evacuate him.

She added: "The medical officer on board had managed to relocate one of his arms but the second one was still dislocated and they therefore requested a medical evacuation."

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