Coast Guard medevacs pregnant woman from cruise ship near Galveston

8th Coast Guard District NewsHOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 145 miles southeast of Galveston, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a report at approximately 8 p.m., that a 44-year old female crewmember aboard the cruise ship, Carnival Magic, was having complications with her pregnancy.

Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and rescue crew to the scene at approximately 10 p.m.

The rescue crew hoisted the woman off the Carnival Magic and transported her to awaiting emergency medical services at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

“Every case the Coast Guard flies on is unique, and this case involved the coordination of two air stations, a flight surgeon and the cruise ship,” stated Bill Segelken, a search and rescue controller for Sector Houston-Galveston. “Thanks to our continued training, the facilitation and coordination required for this medevac went very smoothly.”

The woman’s condition is unknown.

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