Fog forces coastguard helicopter to land at Aberdeen beach

A coastguard helicopter had to make a forced landing at Aberdeen beach this morning due to the weather.

Foggy conditions swept across the city in the early hours of today and the coastguard team had to touch down just before 8am on the esplanade as they could not continue their journey to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. 

The team were on an urgent medical evacuation call. 

A HM Coastguard spokesman said: “The coastguard helicopter from Prestwick were assisting the NHS with a medical transfer and due to the medical conditions in Aberdeen, they used a secondary landing site at the Esplanade.”

The road was closed for a short period before the patient was transferred to ARI by ambulance. 

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