Police airlift man from commercial ship after suffering heart attack
Dubai police have airlifted a 64-year-old Polish sailor from a commercial vessel after he suffered a heart attack. The ship was outside Dubai’s territorial waters when the sailor came under attack.
Col. Khalfan Al Mazrouei, deputy director of the Dubai Police Air Wing Center, said he was alerted to the situation around 6.30pm on Monday. The police were informed that the sailor needed immediate medical attention.
The air wing located the vessel 28 nautical miles in the Arabian Sea. The ship did not have a helipad and paramedics had to be hoisted to the ship as the police helicopter hovered above the ship. They used a rescue crane to hoist the sailor onto the helicopter.
“Once the sailor arrived safely on board, paramedics provided all necessary medical assistance while he was transported to Rashid Hospital for further treatment,” Colonel Al Mazrouei added.
Colonel Ali Al Muhairi, director of the Dubai Police Air Wing Centre, said the crew’s “quick response and professionalism” helped save the sailor’s life.
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