Chilean Navy airlifts lighthouse keeper

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The Chilean Navy has reported how, on 27 October, an aeromedical evacuation was carried out from the Diego Ramírez Lighthouse, located 426 km (265 miles) south of the city of Punta Arenas, after a report was received that lighthouse keeper First Sgt Marcelo Escobar had suffered a broken arm in a fall.

The rescue protocol was activated and a helicopter from the Southern Navy Air Group airlifted Sgt Escobar to the heliport at Punta Arenas Naval Base. He was then taken to the Surgeon Cornelio Guzmán military hospital by an emergency services ground ambulance.

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