Yesterday, the Portuguese Air Force (FAP) were called out to rescue a sick crew member aboard a vessel sailing 80 km off the Porto Santo coast. The 45-year-old, who needed urgent medical assistance, was rescued by an air-sea rescue crew from 751 Squadron – Pumas, using an EH-101 Merlin helicopter. They arrived at the scene at 08:30.
The sick man was immediately flown to Madiera International Airport, where on arrival, he was transferred into a waiting ambulance and transported to the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital.
This is the third rescue carried out over the Christmas period.
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