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US Surgeon General helps passenger with medical emergency on flight to Jackson

US Surgeon General helps passenger with medical emergency on flight to Jackson

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams answered the call of duty Wednesday when a medical emergency broke out on a Delta flight bound for Jackson Mississippi.

A person lost consciousness when the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Adams says he gave assistance to someone on a Delta Air Lines flight to Jackson, Miss., Wednesday.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOregon governor to face state rep in November Ashford, Eastman neck and neck in Nebraska Dem primary Progressive pick Wild wins Dem primary for Pa. House seat MORE nominated Adams to be surgeon general previous year, after Adams previously served as Indiana's state health commissioner.

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

But ultimately, Adams said he was just doing his duty and was "glad to be able to assist".

A Delta airlines plane is seen on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport
A Delta airlines plane is seen on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.

The doctor said he was proud to represent his agency, the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Delta's official Twitter account also responded to the tweet, saying, "We certainly thank you for volunteering as well as for your service".

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant tweeted back at the surgeon general: "Nice job, Dr. Adams!"

Adams is in Jackson to tour the Harbor House to and hear directly from health care professionals who are working to combat the opioid epidemic.