Footage shows a Wildcat helicopter from RFA Mounts Bay responding to a MEDEVAC shout from an Astute class submarine.
847 NAval Air Squadron tweeted, “One of our roles is Search and Rescue. Check out our latest call out to an Astute Class Submarine, filmed by our Aircrewmen”.
One of our roles is Search and Rescue.
Check out our latest call out to an Astute Class Submarine, filmed by our Aircrewmen. @ComdLittoralSG @RNASYeovilton @RoyalNavy @RFAMountsBay @hms_albion @Commando_Ops #WeAreNATO #CHF #submarine #medevac #RESCUE #ResponseGroup pic.twitter.com/OKrORnQASZ
— 847 Naval Air Squadron (@847NAS) May 25, 2021
The crew started their recce of the transfer area and moved in to retrieve the injured submariner.
The winchman was lowered to the submarine to dress the casualty in the correct survival equipment before he was recovered to the aircraft.
Once both the casualty and winchman were recovered, the aircraft headed to Inverness Hospital in Scotland.
847 NAS typically provides reconnaissance, close air support, light utility and joint fires capabilities to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines.