Appendicitis sees Aussie sailor evacuated

A BOUT of appendicitis has taken an Australian sailor out of action.

The Australian Defence Force has released details of a crewman aboard the HMAS Sheean who was evacuated to Manila in the Philippines last Saturday for treatment.

The Sheean was en route to Hawaii to joined the Rim of the Pacific exercises with the United States.

The sailor is now on the mend, to be returned to Australia.

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