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The emergency occurred more than 200 kilometers from Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut.
Strokes are becoming more frequent in this generation. On this occasion, the cerebral infarction surprised a fisherman when he was sailing more than 200 kilometers from Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut. Due to the urgency of the situation, rescuers from the Argentine Naval Prefecture (PNA) immediately intervened with a strong operation that was recorded on camera with movie images.
The emergency occurred when a sailor of the ship “Vieirasa Dieciseis“, of Argentine flag, warned to suffer the symptoms of stroke, began to suffer headache, facial paralysis and numbness in his body. Before this, the captain of the ship ran to make a radio consultation with a doctor of the Prefecture to alert what was happening.
Urgently the professional of the National Maritime Authority, ordered the evacuation, so, the international rescue protocol was adopted: from one of the air stations that the Prefecture has along the sea coast, and the PA-42 helicopter was sent , with specialists and doctor on board, and to the PA-22 plane to provide support.
Once the helicopter was positioned on the fishing vessel, Force personnel descended a sanitary basket, placed the patient and hoisted him to the aircraft. Fortunately, the team in charge of the risky rescue could be enforced to safeguard the victim.
Once on board, the first assistance maneuvers were performed, while he was being taken to the city, where an ambulance was waiting for him to take him to a Chubut health center.
Con destreza y precisión, nuestros rescatistas aeroevacuaron a un tripulante de un pesquero que sufrió un cuadro neurológico con signos de un posible ACV cuando navegaba a más de 200 km de #ComodoroRivadavia pic.twitter.com/4EdlTfmgzZ
— Prefectura Naval Arg (@PrefecturaNaval) 31 August 2019