Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Spirit

17th Coast Guard District News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 47-year-old woman reportedly suffering stroke like symptoms from the cruise ship Carnival Spirit in Stephens Passage 50 miles south of Juneau Thursday.

Coast Guard District 17 Command Center Juneau received a call at 9:05 a.m. from the Carnival Spirit captain requesting that a passenger be medevaced off the ship for medical assistance.

The helicopter crew launched from Sitka at 9:33 a.m. with a flight surgeon and corpsman aboard. The crew arrived on scene with the Carnival Spirit at 10:55 a.m. and deployed a rescue swimmer to help prepare Walker to be transferred to the helicopter.

The patient was safely hoisted aboard the helicopter at 11:11 a.m. and flown to Juneau International Airport where she was transferred to waiting emergency medical services at 12:10 a.m. She was taken by emergency medical personnel to Bartlett Regional Hospital for further medical treatment.

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