PUBLISHED: 07:44 13 October 2018 Peter Walsh The Coastguard helicopter was involved in a rescue off the Lowestoft coast. Picture: PAUL DAMEN Archant The coastguard helicopter had been scrambled after a crew member of a boat off the coast at Lowestoft was struck down with appendicitis. A spokesman for Humber Coastguard said they were contacted just after 5.40am today (Saturday, October 13) by the crew of a boat which is currently about four miles south east of Lowestoft. They said a man, who is believed to be 47, was suffering from appendicitis. The spokesman said a helicopter was scrambled and will be taking the casualty to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for further care.