Englishman who needed assistance rescued by the Portuguese Navy
A 79-year-old English man, who was aboard the passenger ship Wonder of the Seas, was rescued by the Portuguese Navy, through the Ponta Delgada Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC Delgada), said this Thursday. fair the branch of the Armed Forces. The ship was sailing approximately 423 nautical miles (783 kilometers) south of São Miguel Island in the Azores.
The rescue began at 12:17 pm on Wednesday, and the passenger was evaluated by the on-board medical team, who diagnosed a valvuloplasty with episodes of fainting. Subsequently, the “urgent need for rescue for medical and hospital assistance” was identified, informs the Portuguese Navy.
The patient was transported, by Portuguese Air Force EH-101 aircraft, to Lajes Airport, on Terceira Island, where he landed at 11:50 pm (Azores time), on Wednesday, and then to a hospital unit.
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