Pregnant woman medevaced from cruise ship off Galveston coast

November 3, 2012 12:33:37 PM PDT
A pregnant woman was medevaced early Saturday by a Coast Guard helicopter crew from a cruise ship 180 miles of the Galveston coast.

The captain of the Disney Magic cruise ship contacted watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston around 9:45pm Friday because a 31-year-old passenger was reportedly having pregnancy issues.

The Coast Guard launched a rescue crew aboard an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and an Air Station Corpus Christi HU-25 Guardian jet.

The crew located the cruise ship around 12:45am. They hoisted the woman and transported her to awaiting emergency medical services at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.


Video above courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 8 PADET Houston.

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