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Crew member needing medical attention airlifted from ship off Paphos

Photo: CNA

A crew member on a ship anchored south of Paphos was transported on Saturday morning by helicopter to Larnaca, and from there to the American Heart Institute in Nicosia.

According to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), “at around 6.40am on Saturday the centre received an urgent call and request from a ship located in the coastal area to the south of Paphos for the immediate airlift of a crew member.”

The crew member had been experiencing fainting episodes.

A helicopter from the air operations unit of the police was mobilised and boarded by a state nurse, transporting the crew member to Larnaca airport, and from there by ambulance to the American Heart Institute.

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