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Passenger dies after taking ill on crossing from Heysham

Helicopter sent to vessel

It's been confirmed a passenger on yesterday afternoon's Ben-my-Chree sailing died after being taken ill during the crossing.

A Coastguard rescue helicopter was sent to the vessel to help staff with medical aid.

However, despite their best efforts, the 67-year-old man from England passed away.

Emergency services assisted with the incident after the vessel arrived at Douglas port.

No further information on the incident has been made available. 

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