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Injured Cruise Passenger with Fractured Hip taken off the Carnival Splendor

Injured Passenger Carnival Splendor.jpgThe Coast Guard reports it has airlifted an injured cruise passenger who fell and broke her hip aboard the Carnival Splendor today. The 3,006 passenger cruise ship was off the New Jersey coast when the Coast Guard received the call that an at-sea rescue was necessary. A helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City hoisted the 84-year-old Canadian woman and transferred her to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for further treatment. The injured passenger’s condition is unknown at this time. The Carnival Splendor is currently making weekly voyages to the Bahamas from New York. This instance marks the second time this week the Coast Guard had to medevac an injured passenger from a Carnival cruise ship. On Wednesday the a passenger experiencing extreme abdominal pain was airlifed off the Carnival Fascination.