Man who suffered heart attack rescued off shore Cyprus

A person who suffered yesterday a heart attack was transported early on Thursday to Nicosia General Hospital by helicopter. His condition is said to be stable.

In a press release the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) said it received approximaytely at 1838 local time on Wednesday (1638 GMT) an “urgent call” by a drilling platform vessel in the maritime area south of Cyprus stating that a person who had suffered a heart attack needed to be airlifted.

JRCC “immediately activated” the national search and rescue plan “NEARCHOS” and sent a police helicopter carrying a nurse to collect the patient and transfer him to a hospital.

The helicopter was faced with “adverse weather conditions” and was forced to remain on the drilling vessel until this morning when conditions allowed for its take-off.

The patient was safely transported around 0710 hours this morning (0510 GMT) to Nicosia General Hospital, the press release said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency