Two individuals were evacuated from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman by helicopter Saturday in response to separate medical emergencies.
A woman suffering possible heart failure was transported to Grand Cayman Saturday morning by the RCIPS Air Operations Unit. The woman had first travelled from Little Cayman to Cayman Brac by boat and had hoped to be evacuated to Grand Cayman on Friday night.
Police say they were unable to deploy Friday, however, due to inclement weather.
“Her condition had stabilized overnight, but she still required attention from cardiac specialists,” an RCIPS press statement said.
“The situation was reviewed early Saturday morning and the decision made to conduct the evacuation, which was completed by 8:15am when she was transferred to EMS staff.”
A second medical evacuation was required later that day following a single-vehicle collision on Cayman Brac. Police report a man lost control of his motorcycle, leaving the roadway and suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
“Because the earlier crew had been further deployed during the day on police tasks, a second helicopter crew was called in and deployed,” police reported.
“They completed the evacuation by 6:15pm. The man remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.”