News Local Israeli passenger airlifted to hospital from cruise ship off Paphos (video)

Israeli passenger airlifted to hospital from cruise ship off Paphos (video)

A 43 year old cruise ship passenger was airlifted to hospital after he was taken ill aboard the Crown Iris as it was sailing west of Paphos.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) said that it had received an urgent call at around 0.15 am on Monday that an Israeli passenger had been taken seriously ill while aboard the cruise ship and required immediate evacuation to a hospital.

It said that at the time the ship was 40 nautical miles west of Paphos.

The JRCC activated the Nearchos search and rescue programme and sent one of its helicopters with medical staff to the ship which brought the passenger back to Paphos Hospital.


(File photo)

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