In the 14 months since it was brought into service in April 2005, the team at the Niebüll Air Rescue Center has already carried out 1111 missions – a clear sign that the value of “Christoph Europa 5” is accepted in the region.
On the 2nd of July the helicopter team were called out for their 1111th mission, to the scene of an accident on the North Sea island of Amrum. A 42-year-old holidaymaker out cycling suddenly experienced a stabbing pain in the chest. He called the DLRG (Deutsche Lebensrettungsgesellschaft) rescue station, and they sent an emergency call to the Nordfriesland rescue center. Ten minutes later "Christoph Europa 5" landed at the scene. After a thorough examination of the patient, the DRF emergency doctor diagnosed a cardiac infarction, and the holidaymaker was flown to a hospital in Flensburg for treatment. Only 45 minutes after first experiencing the pain, he was undergoing treatment there in the cardiac catheter unit.