A SPANISH maritime rescue helicopter has transported a seriously ill patient to hospital in Lanzarote after a cruise ship passenger suffered a suspected heart attack.
The helicopter flew 164 miles from its base to airlift the 85-year-old passenger from the Black Watch cruise ship which is operated by the Fred Olsen cruise line.
The patient was transferred to a hospital in Arrecife on the island of Lanzarote but their condition is not currently known.
Esta madrugada evacuación de británica de 85 años (infartada) del crucero BLACK WATCH a 164 millas Helimer 202 la lleva a Arrecife pic.twitter.com/3LwNw43v97
— SALVAMENTO MARÍTIMO (@salvamentogob) October 24, 2017