Coast Guard medevacs 87-year-old woman from cruise ship 58 miles northwest of San Diego

Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an 87-year-old woman from a cruise ship approximately 58 miles northwest of San Diego, Monday morning.

The crew of the cruise ship Carnival Imagination contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego watchstanders at approximately 12:45 a.m., Monday reporting that a female passenger had sustained a head injury after a fall and was experiencing seizures.

The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the patient be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care.

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched at approximately 2 a.m., arrived on scene, then safely hoisted the woman into the helicopter at approximately 3 a.m.

The Jayhawk crew returned to Sector San Diego at approximately 4 a.m., where the patient was transferred to awaiting EMS and later taken to UCSD Hillcrest Hospital in San Diego.

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