Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship crewmember

BOSTON – A Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted a 22-year-old woman who was experiencing trauma aboard a Bahamian cruise ship approximately 150 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Mass., at about 7:30 a.m., today.

Someone aboard the 679.5-foot Norwegian Majesty requested Coast Guard assistance for the crewmember at 5:22 a.m.

After a Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended the medevac, an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter launched from Air Station Cape Cod at about 5:50 a.m., along with an HU-25 Falcon jet to fly cover.

The helicopter crew hoisted the woman and transported her to Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, Mass., were EMS were waiting to take her to Cape Cod Hospital.

The woman’s condition is unknown.

Air Station Cape Cod counts this as their 9,593rd search and rescue case.

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