Ambulance Workers Resuscitate Tourist in West Iceland

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Ambulance Workers Resuscitate Tourist in West Iceland

Ambulance workers managed to resuscitate a Russian tourist at the last minute yesterday. He had lost consciousness in a serious fit of spasm while traveling on the southern Snæfellsnes peninsula in west Iceland with his wife.

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A Coast Guard helicopter. Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

As soon as the man’s condition was reported, a Coast Guard helicopter was called out. The helicopter and ambulance met up at a suitable landing location, from where the man was flown to the national hospital Landspítali in Reykjavík, visir.is reports.

At Landspítali, physicians took the patient in for immediate treatment. An interpreter was called out to assist his wife, who accompanied her husband in the helicopter. He is reported to be on the way to recovery.

ESA