Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship Disney Magic

A crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Facility Charleston, S.C., approaches the cruise ship Disney Magic Saturday, May 16, 2015, approximately 45 miles off the coast of Charleston. The patient suffered a hip and leg injury and was hoisted off the ship. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brannon Hood)

A crewman from Air Facility Charleston, S.C., approaches the a patient on the cruise ship Disney Magic Saturday(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brannon Hood)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a cruise ship passenger Saturday approximately 45 miles off the coast of Charleston.

The passenger, a 29-year-old man, was reported to be in stable condition.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard District 7 command center were notified of the situation by phone at 5 a.m. The passenger suffered a hip and leg injury while aboard the cruise ship Disney Magic. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was briefed on the situation and recommended the man be medevaced.

A crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston was launched to hoist the patient from the cruise ship.

The patient was taken to Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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