Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Valor off Galveston, Texas

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 30-year-old woman Thursday evening from a cruise ship 10 miles east of Galveston.

The cruise ship Carnival Valor contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a woman aboard the ship injured her head after a fall, and they requested medical assistance.

The aircrew arrived on scene at approximately 7 p.m. and hoisted the woman from the cruise ship.

She was transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and was reported to be in stable condition.

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