Man evacuated from ship after stroke

A 70-year-old man had to be rescued from a ship after he suffered a stroke.Thames Coastguard received a request from the passenger ship Crown Princess, which was situated about 30 miles off the coast of Felixstowe, for the medical evacuation of a man on board at about 3.50pm.

A 70-year-old man had to be rescued from a ship after he suffered a stroke.

Thames Coastguard received a request from the passenger ship Crown Princess, which was situated about 30 miles off the coast of Felixstowe, for the medical evacuation of a man on board at about 3.50pm yesterday.

The rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham airlifted the patient, his wife and one of the ship's nurses to Ipswich Hospital.


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