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A man of Ukrainian nationality, allegedly in an alcoholic coma, was rescued this afternoon off Madeira. The rescue of the victim, who was aboard a cruise ship, was made by Air Force Merlin at around 4:20 pm Wednesday.

The tourist was transported by helicopter to the Madeira Airport and, at this moment, he is in the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital receiving the necessary treatment.

The transportation to the emergency was assured by the Municipal Firemen of Santa Cruz.