Surgeon general comes to aid of passenger on Delta flight

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A Delta flight was getting ready to take off from the runway when passengers were made aware of a medical emergency.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams was on a flight to Jackson, Mississippi when he helped another passenger who was having a medical emergency. Adams, who has served as surgeon general since September 2017, tweeted that he was "glad to be able to assist". Adams telephoned the passenger's spouse to explain the situation and helped escort the individual off the plane to medical personnel waiting at the gate.

The condition of the passenger was not immediately clear, though Adams tweeted "patient doing well".

The patient woke up, and Adams determined it was best for the plane to return to the gate and for the patient to go to a hospital for further evaluation.

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

There's no word on what the medical emergency was, but the Surgeon General says the patient is doing well. There is no word on what exactly caused the patient to lose consciousness or how he or she is now doing, but in Adams' tweet, he stated that the patient is doing well.

The patient was stable and thankful for the help.

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