Saturday, May 22, 2010

Medevac from Carnival Triumph

The US Coast Guard received a call from Carnival Triumph about 9am Friday morning (May 21) requesting a medevac for a 69-year-old woman who was experiencing breathing problems. An MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew was launched from Air Station New Orleans and met Carnival Triumph when it was about 120 miles southeast of the Southwest Pass. As shown in the short video clip below, they hoisted her from the ship's deck above the aft pool (you can see the sliding dome closed over it) and transported her to a local hospital in New Orleans for treatment.