Coast Guard rescues pregnant woman from ship

April 2, 2012 8:13:07 AM PDT
The US Coast Guard helped rescue a pregnant woman aboard a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend.

The 44-year-old woman, an employee with Carnival Magic, experienced a pregnancy complication Saturday. The cruise ship was about 145 miles away from the coast.

She was taken to UTMB in Galveston where she received emergency treatment.

"Every case the Coast Guard flies on is unique, and this case involved the coordination of two air stations, a flight surgeon and the cruise ship," stated Bill Segelken, a search and rescue controller for Sector Houston-Galveston. "Thanks to our continued training, the facilitation and coordination required for this medevac went very smoothly."

The woman's condition is unknown.