Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship

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News Release  

December 24, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: (504) 671-2020
After Hours: (618) 225-9008

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship

                                          Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 100 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday.

The Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders received a report from the cruise ship Vision of the Seas of a 23-year-old woman suffering from suspected internal bleeding from a prior incident.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew at 8:30 a.m.

The helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 10 a.m. and hoisted the woman and transferred her to Jefferson Medical Center in New Orleans.

The survivor was reported in stable condition.