An 80-year-old cruise passenger was medevaced by members of U.S. Coast Guard just miles off South Carolina coastline.
The accident reportedly happened on Sunday, January 27, around 55 miles east of Savannah Georgia.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston members received a call just after 9:00 p.m. from Carnival Ecstasy stating that a female passenger suffered a head injury after falling and needed medical attention.
A rescue helicopter, MH-65 Dolphin from Savannah GA was launched to assist with the passenger's recovery.
The Dolphin crew paired up with the cruise ship hoisted the woman together with a nurse and transported both to Savannah's Memorial University Medical Center for further treatment.
There is no information about the passenger’s condition.
At the time of the accident, Carnival Ecstasy was on a 4-day roundtrip Bahamas cruise from Charleston and is scheduled to visit Nassau on Tuesday, January 29.
For other Carnival Ecstasy accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.