British submarine crew member rescued


HMS Triumph had to make an unexpected stop-off.

A British nuclear submarine had to make an emergency stop off the coast of Malaga to evacuate a seriously injured crew member.


The HMS Triumph was in the Alboran Sea, 50 miles south of Malaga city, with a man on board who had lost a lot of blood due to a deep cut to his arm.

The submarine alerted the emergency services and the coastguard and a helicopter based in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, was sent to collect the man, who was transferred with a doctor to Malaga Airport.

He was then taken by ambulance to Malaga Regional Hospital, where he was admitted.

Prior to the accident, the HMS Triumph had spent four days in Gibraltar for the crew to rest and the submarine to take on provisions. 

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