Offshore Passenger Fatality 2 July 2014
In an unusual and tragic occurrence, the Norwegian press have reported that an ill offshore worker being medevaced to shore on 2 July 2014 died after apparently being able to exit the medevac helicopter in flight.
…the man was reportedly able to come out of the helicopter at an altitude of about 600 metres and fell into the sea, only a few kilometres from land, at about 8:45am.
Details are limited and investigations are underway.
UPDATE: Over three weeks after we published this story, the UK Daily Telegraph has picked up on it.
In 2014, there was one fatal incident in connection with transporting a mentally unstable person. The patient was medically cleared for transport ashore by SAR helicopter by a doctor and nurse, but jumped out of an emergency exit/window at a height of 2,000 feet roughly 10 minutes before landing.
UPDATE: In September 2016 a patient died after jumping from a moving road ambulance in Texas.
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