Emergency landing at Gatwick Airport as passenger goes into cardiac arrest

April 12, 2018
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A plane made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after a man in his thirties suffered a cardiac arrest on board.

Reports from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance services state that a man was helped by paramedics on the ground after going into cardiac arrest mid-air.

The man was met by a team of paramedics, including their specialist HART team, and taken to Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton via road for further treatment on Sunday (April 8).

His current condition is unknown.

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A SECAmb spokesman said: “We received a call on April 8 to an aircraft coming into Gatwick Airport where a man in his 30s was being given CPR for a cardiac arrest.

“We deployed two cars, an ambulance and our HART team to help remove the patient from the aircraft. They were supported by the air ambulance response car.

“The air ambulance doctor accompanied the patient who was taken by ambulance to Royal Sussex Hospital at Brighton.”

Gatwick Airport has been approached for comment.

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Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/emergency-landing-gatwick-airport-passenger-14524053


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