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