SC Coast Guard medevacs an elderly woman from a cruise ship

SC Coast Guard medevacs an elderly woman from a cruise ship
The Coast Guard Sector Charleston medevaced an elderly woman after a head injury on a cruise ship. (Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Coast Guard sector medevac an elderly woman after a head injury on a cruise ship.

An 80-year-old woman was medevac by members of the Charleston Coast Guard on Sunday after a call from a Carnival cruise ship stating the woman suffered a head injury after falling and was in need of medical attention.

The cruise ship, Ecstasy was 55-miles east of Savannah, Georgia when the Charleston Coast Guard Command Center got the call around 9:15 p.m.

MH-65 Dolphin, a rescue helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Station in Savannah, Georgia launched to assist.

The Dolphin crew hoisted the woman with a nurse and transported them to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

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