Video: Danish helicopter evacuates German submariner off Jutland

A Royal Danish Air Force helicopter recently evacuated a German sailor aboard the ‘U 32’ submarine in Danish waters off Jutland, or Skagerrak, as Germans refer to the peninsula.

The Danish service has now shared a video of the operation.

U 32, a Type 212A submarine, was conducting exercises in Jutland on July 7 when one of the submariners suffered an ear drum injury. As the sailor complained about increasing pain, the boat’s commander was forced to call for help, the German Navy said.

A Royal Navy Air Force helicopter stationed at Aalborg Air Base was called to aid since rough weather conditions made a medical evacuation via boat too risky.

The sailor was air lifted about 30 miles north of Jutland and brought to a Danish hospital. He was transferred back to the 1st submarine squadron in Eckernförde, Germany after a short treatment and is, according to the German Navy, “on the road to recovery”.


Video: Royal Danish Air Force, Photo: German Navy

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