The Carnival Sensation, a 855 foot cruise ship, returned to the Port of Miami Sunday Morning after a passenger fell ill. The ship started its voyage the day before was approximately 90 miles from port when a crewmember alerted the Coast Guard and Miami-Dade Fire Result of the medical emergency. The Sensation arrived near the Port of Miami where the passenger and two family members attempted to disembarked onto a rescue boat. However, the sea conditions where too rough in open waters. The cruise she then entered Government Cut, where the transfer took place in calmer waters. After the passenger disembarked, the cruise ship returned to its scheduled voyage. There has been no update on the passenger’s condition.
16-year-old Dominic Pagan of West Palm Beach was injured late Friday when a 32-Foot motor boat operated by Jay Vass ran over the scull which Pagan and his racing partner were rowing. Pagan is a skilled rower recently placing seventh in a state rowing competition.
A 5-year-old boy nearly drowned in a South Florida Apartment Complex pool. The incident happened on April 14th at a new apartment complex on Paseo Boulevard in downtown Doral, a city within Miami-Dade County. Paramedics responded and found the child in full cardiac arrest. Lt. Felipe Lay of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said that when they arrived a person had already performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the boy. First responders, however, had to revive the child from unconsciousness. The boy was transported him to Palmetto General Hospital for further care. The police are investigating the incident.
A 71-year-old woman slipped onboard the Carnival Ecstasy sustaining a head injury that required her to be medevaced. The U.S. Coast Guard deployed a helicopter to assist in her medical evacuation. The vessel was 75 miles off the Florida coast at the time and on its return to its home port of Charleston.