Coast Guard comes to aid of injured woman on cruise ship

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September 28, 2014|By Tim Swift | The Baltimore Sun

The Coast Guard transported a 58-year-old woman off a cruise ship on the Potomac River Friday after she was injured in a fall.

The woman — who was not identified — was taken to shore by a 45-foot response boat from the Coast Guard's Station St. Inigoes and then transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by helicopter, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala, a Coast Guard spokeswoman.

The Coast Guard said a crew member from the Baltimore-based Grandeur of the Seas called for assistance around 10 p.m. Friday about 10 nautical miles off Smith Point in Charles County.

Her condition was not disclosed. A request for comment from the ship's operator, Royal Caribbean, was not immediately returned.

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