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RSAF flies suspected stroke victim from ship to SGH

A crew member who fell ill on a commercial vessel was evacuated by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) yesterday.

A video of the rescue was posted on the RSAF's Facebook page. In the 23-second video, a helicopter was seen landing on an open field.

A man in T-shirt and jeans was carried in a stretcher from the rescue helicopter to an ambulance.

The crew member, who may have suffered a stroke, was taken to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and was said to be in a stable condition.

RSAF wrote: "Our Rescue 10 team was called upon this afternoon to evacuate a crew member on board a commercial vessel 160km off the coast of Singapore.

"The crew member was suspected to have suffered a stroke.

"He was evacuated expeditiously to Singapore General Hospital and was last reported to be in a stable condition.

"The RSAF wishes the crew member a speedy recovery.

"We also salute our ground crew, aircrew and the medical team who worked like clockwork in executing the mission."

 

Rescue 10 Helimedevac Mission!

Our Rescue 10 team was called upon earlier today at 1142H to evacuate a crew member on board a commercial vessel about 160km off the coast of Singapore. The crew member was suspected to have suffered a stroke. He was evacuated expeditiously on board our Rescue 10 Search and Rescue Super Puma helicopter to Singapore General Hospital for further medical attention. He was last reported to be in a stable condition.The RSAF wishes the crew member a speedy recovery. We also salute our ground crew, aircrew and the medical team who worked like clockwork in executing the mission.

Posted by The Republic of Singapore Air Force on Friday, 12 February 2016

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