Surgeon General Helps Save Person Mid-Flight

Surgeon General aided traveler with ‘medical emergency’ during flight

Modal Trigger Dr. Jerome Adams AP

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, jumped in Wednesday, when a passenger aboard a Delta flight lost consciousness.

It was not immediately clear what situation Adams was referring to and what happened on the flight.

Delta said in a statement that the incident took place on Flight 1827, which was traveling from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Atlanta. Adams and two nurses came forward.

"The truth is, there are doctors, nurses and techs who step up each and every day to respond to emergencies on flights, and they ALL should be recognized and thanked", Adams wrote.

Adams, who was traveling to MS for public events, tweeted about the situation. "Why yes - yes there was". We certainly thank you for volunteering as well as your service.

Adams tweeted that the patient was doing well and, like a good public health service doctor, he was happy to assist.

According to the Clarion-Ledger, Adams was flying to Jackson to visit the University of Mississippi Medical Center Thursday to discuss the opioid epidemic. As Surgeon General, Dr. Adams is committed to maintaining strong relationships with the public health community and forging new partnerships with non-traditional partners, including business and law enforcement.

Adams, an anesthesiologist, was nominated to the post in June by President Donald Trump and confirmed by Congress in August.

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