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Heart Attack Passenger Airlifted from Cruise Liner

1st May 2012

#RESCUE - A cruise passenger en route from Ireland to France has been airlifted to hospital by Royal Navy rescue helicopter, according to BBC News.

RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall yesterday dispatched its long-range rescue chopper to retrieve the 83-year-old man who suffered a heart attack on board the cruise liner Marco Polo, which recently left port in Cork.

The airlift was described as "tricky" due to the storm-force weather conditions at sea some 100 miles from the Cornish coast.

Both the man and his wife were transpored to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro for treatment. There is as yet no news as to his condition.

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