Tyne and Wear firefighters help ill passenger on diverted Newcastle flight
Three crew members from Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Service came to the aid of an ill passenger onboard a plan bound for Newcastle.
The Tweets said: “This morning while off duty Firefighter Wayne Gilmore, Crew Manager Paul Towers and Crew Manager Jade Makarski provided first aid to a female passenger on board a Rynair flight from Alicante to Newcastle.
“Our firefighters used their first aid skills to help the passenger and provided a handover to French paramedics once the emergency landing in Bordeaux had taken place.
“Our thoughts are with the female passenger and we hope she is feeling better soon.”
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The service added that the trio will return to duty tomorrow.
The flight belatedly landed in Newcastle at around 12.55pm.