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A cruise passenger on board the Carnival Valor is currently in a critical condition after falling over a railing and landing on the deck below.
The 23-year-old man was airlifted from the ship, which was located about 65 kilometers off the coast of Venice, La., in a New Orleans hospital on Tuesday morning. He is said to have suffered “several significant injuries” during the incident, the coast guard said.
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“Carnival is the Cruise Line can confirm that a 23-year-old male guest sailing on the Carnival Valor, was wounded on board, and after being evaluated by the ship’s medical staff, it was determined that he was required for further evaluation and treatment,” the Carnival, added in a statement shared with Fox News.
The passenger was airlifted to the New Orleans-University-Medical city Hospital, along with the ship’s doctor, and the arrival of the plant is in “critical condition.”
(U. S. Coast Guard, 8th District Heartland)
“He was airlifted off the vessel by helicopter and transported to a shore medical facility.”
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The U. S. Coast Guard, 8th District, affirmed, in a press release that they are notified of the emergency at around 1:14 a.m. on a Tuesday. A crew in an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was then dispatched from Air Station New Orleans to get to the ship.
The man was then transported to New Orleans, University Medical Hospital, in conjunction with the ship’s doctor, and the arrival of the plant is in “critical condition.”
The coast guard added that the man fell down, “about five feet, or slightly more than 16 feet.
The man was in the accident on board the Carnival Valor, is seen here docked at the Port of Galveston, Texas, by 2017.
(Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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The carnival could not comment on the passenger’s current position.