Elements of “SeaWatch” help elderly in cardiorespiratory arrest at Praia do Vau

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An 80-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest at Praia do Vau, in Portimão, was helped and stabilized by elements of the National Maritime Authority's "SeaWatch" Project and by two nurses, yesterday, Wednesday, during the afternoon.

The elderly man felt ill in the water and went into cardiac arrest around 15:30 pm yesterday.

At around that time, the Lisbon Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center was alerted to “a man in an unconscious state who was floating in the water”, and elements of the Maritime Police Local Command were “immediately activated to the scene. of Portimão and elements of the “SeaWatch” Project».

«Upon arrival at the beach, it was found that the victim had been pulled out of the water by people who were nearby, and the elements of the “SeaWatch” Project, in collaboration with two nurses who were at the scene, started resuscitation maneuvers, using oxygen therapy, until the arrival of the Portimão Volunteer Firefighters», revealed the Maritime Authority.

The victim was later immobilized and removed from the beach, using a vehicle from the “SeaWatch” Project, where an ambulance from the Portimão Volunteer Firefighters was waiting, «which transported the victim, who showed vital signs, to a hospital unit. , having been accompanied by an element of the “SeaWatch” Project».