Dominican Air Force assists ailing cruise ship passenger
While traveling on the Atlantic Ocean waters north of Puerto Plata, a Harmony of the Seas cruise ship passenger, 38-year old Chebby Younes, fell ill. The ship’s medical staff determined that Younes required medical assistance that could not be offered on the ship.
The cruise ship contacted Dominican authorities and the sick passenger was transferred by Air Force helicopter to Clinica Bournigal in Puerto Plata. The request for medical assistance from Dominican authorities came as the health of Younes, who is a Tunisian national, deteriorated rapidly before being evacuated.
The Air Force press release reports that the commander of Puerto Plata airbase sought authorization for the transfer.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
Apr 11, 2017
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