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Man airlifted to hospital after suffering heart problems aboard ferry

The alarm was raised around 40km out to sea.
Jun 28th 2013, 1:03 PM 7,788 6

A MAN IN his 70s has been airlifted to St James’s Hospital in Dublin, after a medical emergency on board a ferry around 40 kilometres out to sea from the city this morning.

The Dublin Coastguard helicopter was dispatched at around 9.45 after the man was taken ill with heart problems on board the Stena Adventurer, which was sailing to Holyhead.

A coastguard spokesperson based at the Marine Rescue Centre told TheJournal.ie that the patient was then flown to the Dublin 8 facility, and that the helicopter touched down at around 10.40.

There are no further details of the man’s condition.

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