Patient Evacuated by Helicopter on the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

A patient was evacuated by helicopter from the Disney Magic cruise ship sailing in Wales, according to NorthWalesLive‘s Owen Evans.

The coastguard helicopter crew, based out of Caernarfon, were called to the ship sailing in the Irish Sea early Wednesday morning. Witnesses said that a crew member was winched onto the ship and remained there for roughly twenty minutes before the patient was evacuated. The patient was airlifted to a hospital in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan.

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said in a statement: “At 7.25am today (28 July), the coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon was sent to transfer a casualty onboard a cruise ship in the Irish Sea to a hospital in Rhyl.” The cause of the incident, as well have the patient’s current status, have not been revealed as of the writing of this article.

The Disney Magic was sailing on a three-day “staycation” cruise from Liverpool around the United Kingdom, as was previously rumored back in March. Disney Cruise Line has slowly made its way back from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida are scheduled to resume on August 9th.

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