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Coast Guard rescues woman in medical emergency from cruise ship

Oct 4, 2022, 10:18 AM
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The Coast Guard released video of a dramatic rescue of a woman experiencing a medical emergency from a cruise ship near Port Angeles on Monday.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, it all started when a 73-year-old woman experienced symptoms of a heart attack.

The passenger on Seattle-based Holland America’s Westerdam cruise ship was hoisted off the deck of the ship by a Coast Guard helicopter.

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The 13th Coast Guard District Command Center in Seattle received a medical evacuation request when the woman suffered symptoms of a mild cardiac infarction approximately 46 miles west of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

In a video taken by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero, a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew can be seen lowered onto the deck of the ship, where they are able to secure the woman before housing her back to the helicopter.

She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The Westerdam continued on its voyage to Honolulu, HI.

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