Video: Picked up a sick passenger from a cruise ship

A call was received by the helicopter team of the Icelandic Coast Guard early this morning due to the acute illness of a passenger of a cruise ship.

The ship was located on the east coast of Greenland and the crew of the TF-EIR helicopter traveled a long distance from Reykjavík and about 130 nautical miles north of Horn.

The man was hoisted on board in good condition and the operation was successful. When the patient boarded the helicopter, it was flown to Ísafjörður to refuel.

From there, the helicopter flew straight to Reykjavik and the patient was taken to the National Hospital.

 

The helicopter nearing the cruise ship to pick up the …

The helicopter nearing the cruise ship to pick up the passenger. Screenshot/Icelandic Coast Guard

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