Cop chopper airlifts Cuban migrant from Brac

| 13/11/2013

(CNS): A Cuban migrant who was one of 31 people on a vessel intercepted by the authorities on Monday evening on Cayman Brac has been airlifted to Grand Cayman via the police helicopter for medical assistance. Police said that at around 6 pm on Monday 11 November the authorities received a report that a group of Cuban migrants were sighted in the vicinity of Scotts Dock. Officers from the RCIPS and immigration department responded and found 28 men and three women on board the vessel. One of the men was unwell and was taken to Faith Hospital, where he was treated and then returned to the boat. However, the man was understood to have been taken ill again.

As a result, themigrant was flown to Grand Cayman at about 6pm on Tuesday, 12 November, by the police helicopter, assisted  by emergency medical personnel from the Health Services Authority, and taken to the George Town hospital.  The RCIPS said that the remaining 27 men and three women departed at 12:45 pm last night.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The story is about a group of Cubans and simple statement, it is the media that made it a story about the helicopterby by the headline.


  2. Anonymous says:

    This is hardly a news worthy story. Someone gets sick and they are taken to a hospital. This could happen to anyone anyhere. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Except one of former leading politicians in the nation tried to close the cop copter down to save money while wasting a fortune on fees to friends who flew him and his buddies around on private jets.  So every good outcome from the presence of the copter is a news story.

    • Capt. Obvious says:

      Obviously, context is what matters so much in this case.

      Obviously, the Police helicopter has been the subject of so much controversy locally and there are many naysayers with regard to the value-for-money it provides. It is the one of the most expensive operating assets that the Police have and the leader of the UDP proposed getting rid of it last year.

      What we're learning from this article is how that asset is being used. Obviously, you have you not been paying attention or are not in touch with what matter to the local population.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ah, but remember they have to justify the helicopter which was not initially purchased for medevac and then had to be upgraded to allow it to fly legally between the islands.