93-year-old medevaced from cruise ship

US Coast Guard seal
US Coast Guard seal

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Coast Guard and Virginia Beach fire crews medevaced a 93-year-old man from a cruise ship in the Chesapeake Bay in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The crew of the 915-foot cruise ship the Grandeur of the Seas contacted the Coast Guard around 9 p.m. reporting a passenger needed medical assistance because of a possible head injury.

A Coast Guard crew and several members of the Virginia Beach Fire Department responded to the ship in a 45-foot response boat, according to a news release from the Coast Guard.

The crew met with the Grandeur of the Seas around 1:30 a.m., and the man and his wife were transferred to the Coast Guard response boat. The pair were brought to Coast Guard Station Little Creek, where the man was taken by ambulance to Virginia Beach General Hospital for treatment.

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