Possible stroke victim airlifted in Orient

GRANT PARPAN FILE PHOTO | A Suffolk County Police Helicopter was called to Orient Saturday.

A Suffolk County police helicopter was called to airlift a possible stroke victim to Stony Brook University Medical Center from Orient, fire officials said. The helicopter landed near Oysterponds Elementary School.

The call came in shortly before noon Saturday. Police said the victim was a female.

This is the second straight day a police helicopter was called to Orient to airlift a stroke victim. Emergency officials said the helicopter was necessary in both incidents because Stony Brook, unlike nearby Eastern Long Island Hospital, has a stroke center.

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