HULL OF A RESCUE: Navy Plucks Heart Attack Trawlerman From Deck Of Ship

This is the moment a navy team plucks a fisherman who suffered a heart attack at sea to safety.

The Argentine Naval Prefecture said the rescue operation took place about 240 kilometres from the coast of Rawson City, Chubut province, Argentina.

The 47-year-old man, who was suffering symptoms consistent with a heart attack, was airlifted to a hospital after receiving first aid onboard the rescue helicopter.

Moment of the rescue operation of the fisherman who suffered a heart attack on board of a boat near the city of Rawson, in Argentina, July 2022. (Prefectura Naval Argentina/Newsflash)

The Navy said on 9th July: “In a precise manoeuvre, specialised personnel from the Argentine Naval Prefecture air-evacuated a crew member from a fishing vessel who suffered symptoms consistent with an acute myocardial infarction while they were sailing approximately 240 kilometres from the city of Rawson.

“The emergency began when the captain of the Federico C fishing vessel, flying the Argentine flag, sent a radio communication with the ‘L3A Prefectura Comodoro Rivadavia Radio’ Coastal Station reporting that one of the crew members suffered severe chest pains, which radiated to his left arm and made him numb.

“After a radio consultation with a Prefecture doctor, the immediate air evacuation of the 47-year-old man, who suffered a possible case of acute myocardial infarction, was carried out.

Moment of the rescue operation of the fisherman who suffered a heart attack on board of a boat near the city of Rawson, in Argentina, July 2022. (Prefectura Naval Argentina/Newsflash)

“Immediately, a Prefecture plane took off to the scene and the crew members were the first to arrive at the emergency zone and assess the situation before the arrival of the rescue helicopter.

“Once on top of the ship, specialised personnel from the Argentine Naval Prefecture lowered a stretcher from the helicopter and hoisted the crew member onboard so he could receive first aid.

“After arriving at Trelew airport, the man was transferred to a hospital for better care.”

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