Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship in Juneau
A 58-year-old woman is recovering in Juneau after being medevaced from a Holland America cruise ship in Auke Bay Friday.
According to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard, the initial request came in about 7 p.m. from the ship’s doctor who said a passenger was suffering internal complications.
A crew from Coast Guard Station Juneau and three fire department paramedics responded and met the MS Amsterdam in Auke Bay.
“Our Alaskan partnerships are vital in responding to cases like this where someone requires immediate medical attention,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Mueting, machinery technician and the officer of the day at Station Juneau. “Our quick access to and across the water combined with their medical training ensures we can get folks to the care they need in a timely manner.”
The woman was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital and is reported to be in fair condition.
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