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German freighter's chief engineer survived heart attack in Xiamen

Updated: 24 Jul 2010
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Alex, the chief engineer of a German cargo ship, was sent to Xiamen Zhongshan
Hospital after he had a sudden heart attack Wednesday afternoon. 
 
Alex, the chief engineer of a German cargo ship, had a sudden heart attack when his ship was in Xiamen’s sea area Wednesday afternoon. Fortunately, his life has been saved from a joint effort of relevant personnel, reports Xiamen Daily.
 
At 3:50 pm on 21st July, 2010, a German cargo ship to Hong Kong cast anchor urgently in Xiamen’s sea area between Zengcuo’an and Kinmen, as Alex, the 53-year-old chief engineer, suddenly fell to the ground.
 
“He cried of chest pain, and he was short of breath. It must have been quite painful,” a sailor on board later recalled.
 
Around 4:30 pm, 3 first-aid personnel, 5 marine offices and some staff members of the Ocean Shipping Agency in Xiamen hurried to the cargo ship right after they got the news.
 
When Alex recovered slightly, he was moved onto a yacht at the public pier, and then he was sent to Xiamen Zhongshan Hospital immediately by ambulance.
 
On the way to Xiamen’s hospital, the engineer stopped breathing, but the first-aid personnel didn’t give up and gave him artificial respiration.
 
After emergency treatment in Xiamen Zhongshan Hospital, his heart resumed beating, and he is now receiving further medical treatment in the hospital.
 
Translated by WOXnews.com
 
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