This morning the United States Coast Guard medevaced a 23 year old passenger from the cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas, according to a Baton Rouge news station.
The young woman was suffering from "suspected internal bleeding from a prior incident." It is less than clear what prior incident the news account is referring to.
The cruise ship was reportedly 100 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana when the Eighth Coast Guard District launched a helicopter and a HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft to assist in the rescue of the woman.
The Coast Guard said the helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 10 a.m. this morning and took the woman from the cruise ship to Jefferson Medical Center in New Orleans where the woman was reported to be in stable condition.
Photo credit: Defense Video Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles, U.S. Coast Guard District 8.