The Coast Guard has airlifted a 71-year-old woman on Friday, April 14, from Carnival Ecstasy 120 km (75 mi) east of Daytona (off the Florida coast).
Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center was told by the ship's crew that at around 1:15 p.m., a cruise passenger fell and suffered head injury during the return of the ship to its homeport of Charleston SC.
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater was called to assist at around 3:45 p.m. and arrived at the Carnival Cruise Line's ship at around 5:15 p.m.
The helicopter crew took the woman, along with a nurse from the cruise ship, to Shands UF in Gainesville. It's still unknown what the condition of the woman is at this time.