Coast Guard rescues passenger experiencing stroke symptoms from Celebrity Eclipse

   May 24, 2023 ,   Accidents

The US Coast Guard has rescued a man experiencing stroke symptoms aboard Celebrity Eclipse on Friday,  May 19th, during an emergency evacuation. 

The 2000-passenger liner of Celebrity Cruises was 100+ mi off the coast of Oregon when the USCG helicopter arrived, the Coast Guard revealed. As they hovered above the liner, the aircrew lowered a stretcher down to the helipad. A crowd of cruisers watched from the balcony above. 

The patient was then flown to the nearby Warrenton OR where he was transferred onto a Life Flight helicopter and taken to Portland's OHSU Hospital. 

No additional details about medical evacuation procedures have been unveiled. 

For more Celebrity Eclipse incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.