81-year-old woman medevac’d from Diamond Princess

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka medevac’d a cruise ship passenger from the Diamond Princess early this morning (Tuesday).

The 81-year-old woman was showing signs of a blocked artery in her right leg.

The MH-60 Jayhawk hoisted her from the ship in Frederick Sound, north of Admiralty Island about 4:30 this morning. She was transported to Guardian Flight in Juneau and flown to Seattle for advanced care.