British man dies after mid-flight medical emergency as flight to Spain diverts to France

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DIVERTED: The flight from Manchester to Spain was diverted to France after a mid-air medical emergency (File photograph). Photo credit: Shutterstock

THE FOREIGN OFFICE has confirmed the death of a British man who was travelling to Spain from Manchester on Sunday after a mid-flight medical emergency.

A Foreign Office spokesperson reported that contact had been established “with the French authorities following the death of a British man in Toulouse”.

A Jet2 flight from Manchester to Ibiza was diverted to France in a bid to provide hospital attention to a passenger suffering a medical emergency mid-flight.

Reports allege that two female passengers aboard the Jet2 flight desperately tried to resuscitate the man for 20 minutes and that the cabin crew attempted to aid the man with an oxygen mask and defibrillator.

An ambulance rushed the man to a Toulouse hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

One eyewitness report alleges the man was shaking in his seat after placing a white substance in his onboard drink.

Other reports suggest the man had frequented the aircraft’s toilet numerous times throughout the flight.

Jet2 has not yet commented on the incident.

 

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