▲ Hirofumi Iwakura, Mayor of Tomakomai City, Japan (in the middle of the photo)

The mayor of Japan, who collapsed due to cardiac arrest at the arrival hall of Incheon International Airport and survived the crisis thanks to emergency measures taken by immigration officials, has been discharged from the hospital after regaining his health.

Inha University Hospital announced today (73st) that Mayor Hirofumi Iwakura (21) of Tomakomai City, Hokkaido, Japan, has been discharged from the hospital.

Mayor Iwakura suddenly collapsed due to cardiac arrest while waiting at the immigration hall of Incheon International Airport's Terminal 7 at around 5:26 p.m. on the 2th.

He was taken to the Incheon Airport International Medical Center at Inha University Hospital while receiving first aid such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from the Incheon Airport Immigration and Foreigners Administration staff and the airport emergency services, where he regained consciousness after undergoing procedures such as endotracheal intubation.

After that, he was transferred to the main hospital of Inha University Hospital, where he was admitted to the cardiovascular intensive care unit through the emergency medical center, and was discharged on the 17th after recovering his health.

An official from Inha University Hospital said, "The patient regained his health to the point where he laughed heartily and joked when the hospital staff delivered a commemorative gift the day before he was discharged," and "he decided to receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator after returning to Japan on the advice of his professors."

(Photo = Provided by Inha University Hospital, Yonhap News)