A 72-year-old Costa Rican man spent 22 days in a Honduran hospital with severe illnesses, and at the request of his family, the Costa Rican Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea flew a craft to Tegucigalpa and retrieved him.
The man is Justino Daniel Rodríguez Izquierdo, a professor. He suffered what appears to be a stroke, but he also came down with pneumonia. He had gone to Honduras for a conference on recycling, said the security ministry.
The air wing of the security ministry does a lot of ambulance flights but not often outside the country.