A Russian seaman has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a heart attack off the Islands.

According to the BBC, the man was on the fish processing ship Granitnyy Bereg 270 miles off Scilly when the alarm was raised.

Falmouth coastguard asked the vessel to head towards the Islands to reduce the distance necessary for an RNAS Culdrose helicopter to reach it.

The helicopter landed on Scilly to refuel before flying out to the ship, after which the victim was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.