Coast Guard hoists injured woman from Bimini Superfast ferry

MIAMI — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami hoisted an injured woman Wendesday night from the Bimini Superfast ferry approximately 10 miles off the coast of Bimini, the Bahamas.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard 7th District command center received the request for a medical evacuation at 6:20 p.m., Wednesday. The 40-year-old woman aboard the Bimini Superfast ferry had reportedly suffered a head injury.

An MH-65 Dolphin search and rescue helicopter from Miami was launched and arrived on scene at 7:15 p.m. The injured woman was hoisted into the helicopter and then transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

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