Helicopter Sent To Injured Crewman

Rescue helicopter from RAF Culdrose

The Culdrose helicopter was sent to the aid of an injured crewmember aboard a Belgian scientific research vessel at around 8.00am this morning

The man sustained an ankle injury on the Belgica.

Falmouth Coastguard, who are working with French authorities on the rescue, were first altered at around 4.50pm last night but conditions at sea have been too bad.

The crew were reporting 7 metres waves but that has been falling steadily with reports that they are now 3 to 4 metres.

The boat is heading up the west side of the traffic separation zone and is around 15 miles south of Scilly currently.