Coast Guard medevacs sick 8-month-old from cruise ship
HOUSTON – An 8-month-old baby girl was medevaced from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship early Monday morning, according to the Coast Guard.
Officials say Triumph was about 140 miles southeast of Galveston during the rescue operation.
"It was very rewarding to be able to start a search-and-rescue career helping out a mother and her 8-month-old who really needed us at the time," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Grow in a press release.
The Coast Guard says it received a call around 7:15 p.m. Sunday requesting medical evacuation for a baby who was suffering from seizures and having difficulty breathing.
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was sent to the boat and medecaved the child, the child's mother and the nurse who was caring for the child.
The helicopter arrived to the boat around 11:48 p.m. Sunday, according to the Coast Guard. The helicopter landed at Memorial Hermann Hospital at 2:13 a.m. Monday and all the passengers were safely delivered, according to officials.
The condition of the 8-month-old has not yet been released.
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