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    Coast Guard Rescues Cruise Ship Passenger

    An 84-year-old woman was airlifted off a cruise ship southeast of Nantucket after fracturing an ankle and injuring her head.

    (Published Monday, July 2, 2018)

    An elderly woman has been flown by medical helicopter from a cruise ship off the coast of Massachusetts.

    The Coast Guard says its Air Station Cape Cod crew members took the 84-year-old woman Monday off of cruise ship Queen Mary by medevac about 70 miles southeast of Nantucket.

    The woman had fallen and sustained a fractured ankle and head injury. She has been transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is in stable condition.

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