EMS responds for cruise ship passenger injury

EMS responds for cruise ship passenger injury

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County EMS and Charleston Fire responded to a report of an injured passenger on the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship that had only recently left the port on Wednesday night, according to a statement from Carnival.

In a written statement, Carnival spokesperson Aly Bello said shortly after the ship departed for a five-day Bahamas cruise, the ship had to return to the cruise terminal to debark a guest who was in need of immediate medical attention.

"The guest was taken to a shoreside medical facility for further treatment," the statement read.

Charleston first responders assisted the injured passenger at around 8 p.m. The patient was transported off the ship for what was described as a "minor injury," according to Charleston County spokesman Shawn Smetana.

Shortly after the passenger was transported, the ship again departed the Port of Charleston and is expected to arrive at its first port of call Friday with no impact on its itinerary, the Carnival statement read.

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