Crew member winched off cargo ship

A crew member has been winched off a cargo ship about 100 nautical miles off Newcastle.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service was called to retrieve the man yesterday afternoon who was suffering from a medical condition.

The man in his 30s was winched off the vessel by the critical care paramedic and flown to the John Hunter Hospital for treatment.

He was last reported to be in a stable condition.

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