Toddler Helicoptered From Cruise Ship Off Santa Barbara Coast

By the edhat staff

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) airlifted a toddler from a cruise ship off the Santa Barbara coast last week for a medical emergency.

The moving Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess ship was about 90 miles off the coastline on Wednesday, May 24, when a 3-year-old girl began experiencing “seizure-like symptoms,” according to the USCG

The USCG MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hovered above the ships swimming pool and play area on the top deck to lower an aircrew member, as shown by bodycam footage. 

The child was seated on a gurney with her mother as they were assisted by nearby medical staff.

Footage shows the toddler was handed a teddy bear then placed in a metal basket with her mother and lifted into the helicopter. 

They were transported to UCLA Medical Center where the child was listed in stable condition, reports to the USCG.

Edhat Staff

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