Woman evacuated from cruise ship

PORT ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 67-year-old woman off the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas 14 miles west of Port Angeles.

A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the woman safely after she reportedly suffered symptoms related to a heart attack Thursday evening.

The aircrew transferred her to a LifeFlight Network aircrew at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, which then transported her to a hospital in Seattle for further care.

The Coast Guard did not identify her because of privacy concerns. Her condition was not reported.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center received a phone call from the captain of the cruise ship at 8:26 p.m. and reported a medical emergency on the ship.

The watchstanders diverted the Port Angeles aircrew from training in Neah Bay.

The aircrew arrived on scene shortly after 9 p.m. and conducted the hoist.

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