A 66-year-old man was evacuated from Canada-bound cruise ship on September 22, Thursday, U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.
The passenger was suffering internal bleeding and the cause of his condition was unclear, according to Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi. The man was transported at 4:30 a.m. by helicopter to Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles for evaluation and treatment.
Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas was sailing up the Washington coast close to La Push when USCG officials in Port Angeles were alerted. The ship left Seattle on September 16 and is to return today, September 23.
Following the medevac, the cruise ship continued to Victoria, B.C., as scheduled.