Ambulance crew determined that this was an absolute emergency and arranged a helicopter to fly the man to Split.

Once there thoracic surgeons operated and were able to stop the bleeding and he spent the next few days in intensive care .

After removal of his chest drain and x rays to show no further complications we began to plan his repatriation.

I can now say that the young man is back in hospital in the UK and the return flight was uneventful.