Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 55 miles east of Savannah

Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto.

Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an 80-year old woman Sunday 55-miles east of Savannah, Georgia.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 9:15 p.m. from the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy stating a passenger suffered a head injury after falling and was in need of medical attention.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew launched to assist.

The Dolphin crew rendezvoused with the vessel, hoisted the woman with a nurse and transported them to Memorial University Medical Center Savannah at 10:20 p.m.

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