A Westpac rescue helicopter medevaced a passenger from a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of New South Wales (NSW), Australia yesterday .
The 40-year-old passenger was reportedly suffering a stroke on the Carnival Spirit cruise ship about 50 miles from Port Macquarie on NSW’s mid-north coast. The rescue helicopter winched the passenger from the Spirit and airlifted her to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital for further treatment.
There have been a number of medevacs from the Carnival Spirit cruising around Australia in this past year.
A Westpac helicopter flown by the NSW Ambulance and Australian Maritime Safety Authority reportedly medevaced a 32-year-old male passenger from the Carnival Spirit a week ago.
Photo credit: Carnival Spirit – coffscoastadvocate.