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Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship off Oahu

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman from the Grand Princess, a cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises, about 14 miles south of Oahu early this morning.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point hoisted the woman, who was reported to be experiencing stroke-like symptoms, from the ship at 1:35 a.m. and delivered her in stable condition to awaiting emergency medical personnel at The Queen’s Medical Center.

“It’s always a race against the clock trying to get passengers to a higher level of medical care,” said Ensign Celesta Brosowsky, a watchstander at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center in a press release. “We’re grateful the cruise ship crew took quick action, recognizing that she needed to be medically evacuated.”

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