Maryland officials airlift cruise ship passenger to hospital
The Associated Press|
Aug 08, 2015 | 2:28 PM
HOLLYWOOD, Md. — The Maryland State Police says one of their helicopter crews has airlifted a cruise ship passenger from a ship in the Chesapeake Bay to a Maryland hospital.
State Police say they were notified by the Coast Guard on Friday night that an adult male passenger onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship needed to be taken to a hospital for cardiac care.
State Police say the helicopter crew stationed at St. Mary's County Airport in Hollywood, Maryland, was the closest aircraft to the ship, the Grandeur of the Seas, which was located southwest of Tangier Island.
According to a Maryland Port Administration website, the cruise ship was scheduled to sail Friday from Baltimore to Florida and the Bahamas on a 7-night cruise.
The airlifted passenger's condition was unknown Saturday.