Briton airlifted off ferry near French coast

26th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A British woman was evacuated by helicopter from a ferry off the coast of Brittany on Friday evening after falling ill, maritime authorities in northern France said.

The 42-year-old was travelling on a Brittany Ferries service from Portsmouth to Santander when she became ill, a statement by authorities in Brest said.

The patient, whose identity was not revealed, has been hospitalised in Brest.

© 2010 AFP

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