RSAF's rescue helicopter scrambled to evacuate crew member of cargo vessel

A member of the RSAF rescue team assisting medical staff at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. -- SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO
A member of the RSAF rescue team assisting medical staff at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. -- SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO
Medical staff at Tan Tock Seng hospital were on hand at the helipad to receive the crew member evacuated by the RSAF's resuce helicopter. -- SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO
Medical staff at Tan Tock Seng hospital were on hand at the helipad to receive the crew member evacuated by the RSAF's resuce helicopter. -- SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO

SINGAPORE - In a show of The Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) operational readiness, a Rescue 11 Super Puma helicopter was activated on Tuesday evening to evacuate a crew member in a cargo vessel out at sea.

The RSAF posted video footage of the rescue on its Facebook page at about 10pm, which described how the crew member was suffering from chest pains that could be potentially life threatening. The vessel was approximately 110km to the south-east of Singapore.

 

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Footage showed the helicopter landing on the helipad atop Tan Tock Seng Hospital, as hospital staff stood by to whisk the patient away.

Netizens were quick to praise the actions of the RSAF, with the post garnering slightly over 1,000 likes and shared more than 200 times by 3pm on Wednesday.