Last updated: 10:38 PM ET, Sat May 16 2015

Injured Disney Magic Passenger Evacuated by Coast Guard

Impacting Travel | Michael Isenbek | May 16, 2015

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.

According to Twitter, Disney Magic’s last port-of-call was Key West, and the ship is headed to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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