Coast Guard medevacs 93-year-old man from cruise ship in Chesapeake Bay

Posted at 2:57 PM, Mar 09, 2014

Portsmouth, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 93-year-old man Sunday from a cruise ship in the lower Chesapeake Bay.

The crew of the Grandeur of the Seas, a 915-foot cruise ship, contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday reporting a passenger suffered a possible head injury and was in need of medical assistance.

Watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard crew along with several Virginia Beach Fire Department personnel aboard a 45-foot Response Boat from Coast Guard Station Little Creek to assist.

The crew arrived on scene at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, transferred the man and his wife aboard the Coast Guard boat and took them to Station Little Creek where the man was transferred to local emergency medical services and taken to Virginia Beach General Hospital.

The man is reportedly in stable condition.