Diamond PrincessA cruise ship passenger suffering from an undisclosed medical condition has been medevaced from a Princess cruise ship sailing to Sydney. 

The ABC News network in Australia reports that a Westpac rescue helicopter was dispatched to the Diamond Princess after a passenger became ill.

A doctor, paramedic and rescue crewman were first winched down from the helicopter to the cruise ship to treat the passenger. The sick passenger was then winched up into the helicopter and flown to a hospital in Newcastle.


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  • Jennifer

    Would like to know if the passenger had influenza? We boarded the diamond princess the next day for a sailing to singapore. My husband and 5 other members of our group got influenza along with half the ship ! All you could hear was coughing everywhere!!!