Injured Disney Magic Passenger Evacuated by Coast Guard
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Brannon Hood
A week after a passenger was evacuated via helicopter from Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 off the coast of Nantucket, another cruise ship vacationer needed to be whisked away via chopper for on-shore medical treatment, according to a Coast Guard news release.
The 29-year-old unidentified man suffered a hip and leg injury aboard the Disney Magic while it was about 45 miles off the coast of Charleston, S.C. Those on watch at the Coast Guard District 7 command center in that city were contacted by the ship's personnel around 5 a.m. Saturday, and after they consulting with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, the decision to medevac was made.
A crew from the local Coast Guard Air Facility was dispatched aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to the ship. The man was hoisted aboard, then taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he is in stable condition.
UPDATE: Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger http://t.co/h67Apu3vtY— U.S. Coast Guard (@uscoastguard) May 16, 2015
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