A female passenger traveling aboard the Grand Princess was airlifted from the cruise ship after medical complications required her removal. The rescue took place on Tuesday morning, Jan. 21.
Video shows the Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center Watchstanders arrive by helicopter. An MH-60 Jayhawk crew was dispatched along with a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Special Tactics and Rescue (STAR) Team Paramedic aboard to assist.
The rescue took place about 160 miles off the coast of San Diego in the Pacific Ocean as the Princess Cruises ship was traveling near the California coastline.
The woman, a 28 year old passenger, apparently had preexisting medical conditions.
According to News 15 in San Diego, “once on the scene, the Jayhawk crew lowered the rescue swimmer to the cruise ship to assess the patient. The helicopter crew then lowered a rescue basket to hoist the patient into the helicopter and transported her to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla just after 2:10 p.m. The patient was reported to be in stable condition.”
Video Credit: Tony Russomanno and Hellen Back.