Coast Guard medevacs 93-year-old man from cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas in Chesapeake Bay

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 93-year-old man Sunday from a cruise ship in the lower Chesapeake Bay.

The crew of the Grandeur of the Seas, a 915-foot cruise ship, contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday reporting a passenger suffered a possible head injury and was in need of medical assistance.

Watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard crew along with several Virginia Beach Fire Department personnel aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Little Creek to assist.

The crew arrived on scene at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, transferred the man and his wife aboard the Coast Guard boat and took them to Station Little Creek were the man was transferred to local emergency medical services and taken to Virginia Beach General Hospital in stable condition.

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