(SCOTLAND, MD) 4/16/2023 – A Maryland State Police helicopter was called to help a woman injured aboard a cruise ship Sunday night in the Chesapeake Bay, approximately seven miles east of Point Lookout. Trooper 7 crews, from the Southern Maryland Section, responded to cruise ship underway near the Maryland-Virginia line shortly after 10 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard – Sector Baltimore called the MSP Aviation Command requesting the medevac for an injured subject aboard the 960-foot Carnival Legend. The cruise ship, which departed Baltimore around 5:40 p.m., was en route to Nassau in the Bahamas when the 68-year-old woman suffered injuries from a fall. Upon reaching the cruise ship, the pilots maneuvered the Leonardo AW-139 helicopter into position and deployed a Trooper/Paramedic to the deck of the moving ship to perform a patient assessment. The Trooper/Paramedic secured the woman in a Patient Extrication Platform, commonly called a “PEP bag.” The patient, with the Trooper/Paramedic, was then hoisted approximately 50 feet from deck of the ship into the aircraft. Trooper 7 transitioned into a medevac role and flew the patient to the University of Maryland Capital Regional Medical Center in Largo in Prince George’s County for additional evaluation and treatment. The […]
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