The 1,142 foot cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, had one of it’s passengers medevac’d off the ship on Tuesday afternoon.
The critically ill passenger was removed by the United States Coast Guard as the ship cruised near Frederick Sound near Kake, Alaska.
The woman was reported to be experiencing “serious health complications” when the Coast Guard was called. A helicopter was called in and airlifted the woman using a “rescue litter” which provide full body support to the patient. From the helicopter, the passenger was taken by awaiting EMS to the Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center in Sitka.
Per the Coast Guard:
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka medevacs a woman from a cruise ship near Kake, Alaska, June 25, 2019. She was flown to Air Station Sitka and placed in the care of awaiting EMS, then transported to Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center in Sitka. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Sitka.
Video courtesy of the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS)