Monday, April 20, 2009

Crew Member Medevaced from Carnival Legend

The US Coast Guard reports one of their HH-60 Jayhawk helicopters from air station Clearwater (Florida) hoisted a 29-year-old female crew member from the deck of Carnival Legend this afternoon at approximately 5:20pm.

The USCG received a call from the ship at approximately noon today requesting a medevac for the woman. Earlier reports from the Coast Guard said the woman was "suffering from a serious head trauma." Carnival advises that was not the case. They said it appeared the woman was hemorrhaging, likely from an aneurysm, and there was no traumatic event or injury involved.

Carnival Victory was approximately 290 miles southwest of Tampa at the time of the airlift. She arrived at the hospital in Tampa at approximately 7pm Monday evening.

Last updated April 21, 12:55pm