The crew of an American submarine was evacuated last night by helicopter to La Fe hospital in Valencia due to a medical emergency, as reported today by the Government Delegation in Murcia.
The source added that the civil and military cooperation between the Navy, Maritime Rescue and Maritime Captaincy allowed this medical evacuation in waters of the Region of Murcia of a crewmember of an American submarine that, because of an accident, it was missing a member and that, finally, it could be transferred in Helimer Valencia helicopter.
Previously, the Salvamar Mimosa, in a maneuver that required the entire maritime experience of its captain, had to go to the American submarine in order to transfer the wounded in a basket to the helicopter, in what, participants in the rescue, defined as a maneuver exceptional of the helicopter Commander.
The Government delegate in Murcia, Francisco Bernabé, has welcomed the successful outcome of the operation, thanked the professionalism and the dedication of the members of the Navy, Maritime Rescue and Maritime Captaincy and has highlighted the effectiveness of the mechanisms of cooperation between the different organisms of the State when dealing with emergencies of this type.
Source: La Vanguardia