Woman medevaced from cruise ship Disney Wonder after injury off Galveston

Houston 65 PatrolHOUSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 66-year-old woman after she fell down the stairs on a cruise ship at about 8 p.m. Monday, 50 miles east of Galveston.

The master of the cruise ship, Disney Wonder, contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report the injury. The ship’s medical staff coordinated with a Coast Guard flight surgeon to determine the best course of action.

The ship, which departed Galveston earlier in the day, was met by a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to pickup the woman, who suffered a skull fracture and bleeding.

The woman was delivered to the University of Texas Medical Branch in stable condition at about 11:15 p.m.

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