The United States surgeon general answered a call for help aboard a flight to Atlanta this week, he said. He said the person is now doing well.
Jerome Adams was en route to Jackson, Mississippi for a panel on the opioid epidemic when the incident occurred and tweeted about the experience afterward.
It was not immediately clear what situation Adams was referring to and what happened on the flight. Adams and two nurses came forward.
It turned out there was: the U.S. Surgeon General himself.
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The likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nick Pope, Fabian Delph and Jack Butland have made the cut despite limited global experience. Speaking about his inclusion to Liverpool's official website, he said: 'I'm honoured, excited and feeling really proud.
The passenger had lost consciousness before the plane took off. Adams and the nurses helped the passenger until an ambulance arrived. We certainly thank you for volunteering as well as your service.
Adams was flying to Jackson as he was scheduled to make a visit at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Thursday to carry on discussions on what all steps the federal government and administration are taking to deal with opioid crisis.
Delta also released a statement confirming that Adams intervened when a passenger became ill.
An anesthesiologist, Adams was previously Indiana's health commissioner, and in recent years is best known for his response to an HIV outbreak that left 181 people infected in a rural in county.
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