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Coast Guard Rescues Ailing Woman from Cruise Off Toms River Shore

66-year-old woman is reported to be in stable condition

A woman suffering from heart failure aboard a cruise ship was rescued early Thursday by U.S. Coast Guard officials while the vessel was 20 miles off Toms River's shore. 

Personnel aboard the Splendor, a 952-foot Carnival cruise ship, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders in New York at about 12:40 a.m. Thursday and reported a 66-year-old woman aboard was experiencing heart failure, according to a news release.

A rescue crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City was dispatched to the cruise ship to rescue the woman, who was not immediately identified by authorities. 

The Coast Guard helicopter crew was able to hoist the woman and a nurse aboard and transport them to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. The woman was reported to be in stable condition, according to Coast Guard officials.

Rick May 12, 2013 at 03:48 AM
Bob, I do have to agree that our governments, State, Federal and local are all too large. However, I have to disagree about a Constitutional amendment to create the Air Force and Coast Guard. Since neither the Army or Navy were created by the Constitution. They were both, along with the Marine Corps were created by the Continental Congress in 1775.
Rick May 12, 2013 at 04:05 AM
Bob Yates, You do realize that the Constitution was meant to limit the power of Congress, not the power of the people.
jerseyswamps May 12, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Dame, You must be the life of the party. What do you call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? Answer: A good start. I can hear you now. That's terrible. They have families. They are just doing their job. That's not nice. As far as the lost passengers it could be their own dumb fault. I don't know all the facts. Do you? The sinking in Italy and the other 2 or 3 incidents closer to home were in some way the fault of passengers? BTW, one of the reasons cruise lines are not based in the U.S. is because of liability. Lot harder to go after them when they are negligent or if their crew assaults a passenger, like rape of a drunk passenger.
Rick May 12, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Jerseyswamp, That was a horrible thing to say about lawyers. In reality, it is 98% of lawyers that give the rest of them a bad name.
Rick May 12, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Cruise lines are based in the US. However most ships, cruise, cargo, etc have foreign registration because of lower taxes, not liability.

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