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Stroke victim rescued off passing cruise ship

The defence ministry announced on Saturday that that a male US citizen who suffered a stroke while on board a cruise ship sailing off Paphos was picked up by helicopter and transferred to the Nicosia general hospital.

The air lift was arranged after the Larnaca Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) received an urgent call at around 10.15am by the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship sailing 75 nautical miles off Paphos that a male passenger had suffered a stroke and was comatose.

The JRCC activated the national search and rescue plan Nearchos, the ministry said, by sending a National Guard helicopter and a nurse to pick up and transfer the patient to the Nicosia general hospital.

The helicopter landed at 1.05pm at the hospital’s helipad, the announcement said, were a team of doctors were waiting the arrival of the patient.

The foreign ministry was also notified as to inform the US Embassy, it said.



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