A newspaper in Australia reports today that a passenger aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship was airlifted to safety after falling and seriously injuring his head while the cruise ship was sailing off the coast of Australia.
The newspaper states that "paramedics aboard the Westpac rescue helicopter stabilised the 37-year-old after he took a tumble yesterday on the Radiance of the Seas luxury cruise vessel, which had been travelling north about 80km off Coffs Harbour." Coffs Harbor is on the eastern coast of Australia.
The injured passengers was flown to Coffs Harbor Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Over the last year there have been more and more stories about successful medevacs of ill or injured passengers from cruise ships sailing off the coast of Australia.
Photo Credit: Radiance of the Seas – theaustralian.com.au