The luxurious cruise holiday of a 71-year-old female American woman went wrong on Sunday, March 4, after needing emergency transport to hospital from Cunard ship's deck.
RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue was tasked to medevac a woman from Queen Elizabeth cruise ship 50 miles east of Heron Island.
Crews left Rockhampton base at 2:00 p.m. to rendezvous with the liner which was 300 km offshore. The rescue team arrived at Queen Elizabeth at 4:15 p.m. where the female American was winched from the ship.
The passenger, treated for suspected stroke, was hoisted to the helicopter using the titanium rescue stretcher of the aircraft.
The lady was flown to Rockhampton Hospital in stable condition.
For other Queen Elizabeth accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.