Maritime Authority rescues Spaniard who had cardiorespiratory arrest off Olhão

The man was on a sailboat

A 65-year-old man of Spanish nationality was rescued after he went into cardiac arrest aboard a sailboat that was sailing two nautical miles off Olhão and was taken to hospital in serious condition yesterday, June 22.

At around 17:10 pm, an alert was received informing that "a crew member of a recreational boat was in cardiorespiratory arrest and in need of medical assistance", and a boat from the Olhão Lifeguard Station, a boat from the Local Command of the Maritime Police of Olhão and a Speed ​​Boat of the Portuguese Navy.

«Upon arrival at the sailboat, it was not possible to rescue the victim safely, due to the weather conditions that were felt at the site, with a crew member from the Lifeguard Station getting on board the sailboat, diverting it towards the interior of the bar. Faro-Olhão, where the victim was safely rescued», according to the National Maritime Authority.

The victim was transported by the boat from the Lifeguard Station to the pier of the Lifeguard Station in Olhão, “where he was waiting for INEM elements who helped and transported the victim, in a very serious condition, to a hospital unit”.