According to KATU.com in Oregon, “A 77-year-old woman was medically evacuated from a cruise ship in Oregon waters after suffering a stroke. The U.S. Coast Guard said a crew airlifted the woman from the Grand Princess cruise ship Saturday morning about 55 miles southwest of Newport, Oregon.”
The incident occurred Sept. 19.
According the Official USCG Pacific Northwest Twitter account (@USCGPacificNW):
#USCG aircrew from Air Facility Newport, Ore., medically evacuated a 77/F reportedly suffering symptoms related to a stroke off the cruise ship Grand Princess. The patient was transferred to Life Flight and then to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. https://t.co/Dlhg6G0QUx pic.twitter.com/kkqSj5OiM1
— USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) September 29, 2018
There were no updates on the passenger’s condition.
This is the 3rd recent Coast Guard airlift due to passenger’s having strokes or stroke like conditions.
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Image Credit: USCG