News in Brief: Helicopter winch GP praised for bravery

Shetland sea rescue teams have called for a GP to be honoured for her part in a daring sea rescue in ‘horrific conditions'. Covering on the island of Hoy, Cornish locum Dr Christine Bradshaw was winched from a helicopter on to an oil tanker that had been hit by 50-foot waves to treated injured sailors on board. Although two sailors died, a third was taken to hospital in Aberdeen, where he is recovering from spinal injuries. ‘I'm hoping he will make a good recovery,' she said.


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