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Ill oil worker airlifted to hospital from North Sea

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Image caption The injured worker was airlifted from an oil platform in the North Sea

An oil worker has been airlifted to hospital after becoming ill on a North Sea oil platform.

He was brought in to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by an offshore rescue helicopter from BG Group's North Everest platform, 145 miles east of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Coastguard, which co-ordinated the operation, said it was alerted at 11:30 on Sunday.

There are no further details on his condition.

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