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A Passenger Suffering from Pain Aboard a Ferry off Le Havre was Evacuated by Helicopter

On the night of August 3rd to 4th, 2018, a passenger aboard the Mont-Saint-Michel ferry complaining of stomach pain was evacuated by helicopter off Le Havre (Seine-Maritime)

On the night of Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th August 2018, around midnight, the maritime prefecture of the Channel and the North Sea was warned by the Regional Operational Monitoring and Rescue Center (CROSS) of Jobourg ( Manche ) that a passenger on the Mont-Saint-Michel ferry complains of stomach pains. The Mont-Saint-Michel Ferry is then 20 nautical miles (about 38 km) off Le Havre (Seine-Maritime)

Evacuated by helicopter

The medical evacuation of the patient, a 64 year old British man, was decided. The CROSS Jobourg has engaged the Dragon 76 helicopter of the civil security, with a team of the emergency medical service (SMUR) of Le Havre ( Seine-Maritime ).



Around 3:10 am, the Dragon 76 helicopter proceeded to the winching of the patient. At 3.30 am, the civil security helicopter dropped off the victim and the medical team at the Monod hospital in Le Havre, where it was taken care of.

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