Helicopter rescue after ferry passenger suffers chest pains
A member of the public ran out into the landing zone as the helicopter tried to land at ARI.
A passenger suffering chest pains has been airlifted to hospital from a ferry near Peterhead.
The coastguard's Rescue 951 helicopter was scrambled at 4.20am on Tuesday and carried the passenger to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Before they could land, the team were forced to deal with a member of the public who tried to run into the landing zone to get a closer view.
A spokesman for the coastguard said: "Rescue 951 was inbound having been scrambled to a passenger ferry north of Peterhead where they airlifted a casualty from the ferry with chest pains.
"As Rescue 951 was coming to land, a member of the public attempted to run on to the landing site to get a better view of the helicopter.
"The team managed to persuade the gentleman to leave the landing site so the chopper could land safely.
"This morning highlights the importance of the team's presence in securing the landing site as the gentleman involved could have potentially been given a new haircut."