By a County Press reporter
Monday, October 7, 2013
A MEDICAL emergency caused Red Funnel ferries to run an hour behind schedule last night (Sunday).
A Red Funnel spokesman confirmed the 5.30pm crossing from East Cowes was delayed after a man on board was taken ill with heart problems before the ferry left the Isle of Wight.
An ambulance was called and arrived at 6.28pm to take the man to hospital.
The spokesman said that the hourly ferries, which carry defibrillators on board, made up the time and that everyone on board understood of the circumstances.
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by Stephen Elliott
7th October 2013, at 22:57:04
Ok Ashley, do you really believe that the ambulance service deliberately didn't turn up...don't imply such nonsense!
by Ashley Harcourt
7th October 2013, at 17:33:42
I hope the guy is alright. When a similar emergency was called from a Wightlink car ferry a couple of months ago (whilst it was still island bound in the Solent) there was no ambulance appearing at Fishbourne and the guys friends bundled him back into their car and drove to St. Mary's some thirty minutes after the emergency was called in. No ambulance ever did appear for that one.
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