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UPDATE: Man suffers in-flight medical emergency; plane diverted to Rochester

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A flight home from Florida ended in tragedy for a Minnesota family, after their plane was diverted to Rochester for a medical situation.

A Sun Country flight was on its way to Minneapolis from Fort Myers, Fla. Monday, but was diverted to the Rochester International Airport Monday night and landed here at about 8:15 p.m.

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said paramedics were at the runway ready to help when it landed.

Tuesday, officials said a 77-year-old Shakopee man on the flight was sitting next to his wife when he suffered a medical emergency, likely a heart attack.

People on board the plane tried to give the man CPR while the aircraft was still flying without success.

After the plane landed at RST, paramedics tried to revive the man but, it was too late; officials say the man had already passed away.

Flight 384 finally left Rochester at 10:28 p.m. Monday, and arrived at MSP International at 10:54 p.m.

 

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