martes, 29 de enero de 2019

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 55 miles east of Savannah

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah hoists an 80-year-old woman Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, after she suffered a head injury after falling on board the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy 55 miles east of Savannah, Georgia. The woman was transported to the Memorial University Medical Center Savannah. (U.S. Coast Guard video courtesy of Air Station Savannah)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an 80-year old woman Sunday 55-miles east of Savannah, Georgia.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 9:15 p.m. from the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy stating a passenger suffered a head injury after falling and was in need of medical attention.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew launched to assist.

The Dolphin crew rendezvoused with the vessel, hoisted the woman with a nurse and transported them to Memorial University Medical Center Savannah at 10:20 p.m.

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