USCG airlifts Splendor passenger (video)

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#1
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This is a link to a site that posted a video of the airlifting of a Carnival Splendor passenger and CC member. First comes the nurse from the ship's staff, then the passenger, then the Coast Guard diver. Amazing to watch from the helicopter.

Passenger is doing fine and will be going home soon.

http://www.dvidshub.net/video/291040...e#.UZo5I6LVCSo
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back in Florida 9 yrs, after trotting the US
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..thoughts to the patient
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#3
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We had a kitchen worker slice his thumb off on a cruise, it was too cool to watch from our balcony as the Coast Guard hovered above the ship to take him for medical service. Got some great pictures!!! C.G.
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#4
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He did comment that this (the airlift) was the best thing about almost dying. He was very complimentary of the Splendor medical team and his doctor at the hospital said he wouldn't have done as well if they hadn't taken such good care of him.
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Hope to never see that in person...

So glad our Duckie is okay!

Oh, hey Shels LOL!!!!!
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My mom had 2 life flights last summer, they really pack you into a crate thing even if no lift needed..dad was with her on second one and i watched them take off together afer they both had pacemakers 2 weeks before...it was her time sadly a few days after last one but those people made every second with all of us count..every second and i am eternally grateful as we were all packed in the waiting room or ICU when we could....

God bless Emergi depts, ship and travel medical centers, doctors, nurses, icu's , surgeons, hopsitals and all ambulence and Nurse transport and Emergi Care air and land ambulence personnel, they work miracles.....and... God bless insurance and coast guard,,,these people make every second as tolerable and close as possible with loved ones while saving lives and I am always in awe..wow on that lift; God bless the patient and family...Sarah

Great footage..thanks for posting
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The U.S. Coast Guard is totally awesome!
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That gave me chills. So grateful we have a military and Coast Guard who are there for us and the brave nurse who went with the patient. Glad he's doing better.
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Originally posted by Timmys_mom
He did comment that this (the airlift) was the best thing about almost dying. He was very complimentary of the Splendor medical team and his doctor at the hospital said he wouldn't have done as well if they hadn't taken such good care of him.

On our last cruise on the Miracle, my b-i-l fell out of the top bunk (totally his own fault ) and the medical staff were amazing! Carnival has some good people there! Not something you want to deal with - but it sure is nice to know they're there and very good if you need them!
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Originally posted by big_duck
So that's what it takes to get you back on CC?
Thanks for taking the hit for the team, Duckie. I'll buy you a drink on the next cruise.
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Originally posted by big_duck
So that's what it takes to get you back on CC?
Good to see you doing well sir.

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#16
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Originally posted by big_duck
I luvb you too.
Hey. I added noise to the video so it makes a Hanna Barbara type {{{{{{BOING}}}}}}} when you hit your head on the bottom of the helicopter!
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Originally posted by Tampa cruiser1963
The U.S. Coast Guard is totally awesome!
Lifesavers!! Great video OP.
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#19
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Originally posted by big_duck
So that's what it takes to get you back on CC?
Doll, I'll have you know it's been over 2 years since I posted here, but felt a little nostalgic thinking about the "what could have happened" crap, so yes... I bit the bullet! Only for you Duckie!!!!! I even painted my toenails!!!!!!
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On one of our cruises, we had a medical evac at night. The captain came on the intercom and told everyone not to go out on deck and take pictures because the flash made it dangerous for the helicopter pilot. I guess some idiots did it anyway. Afterwards the captain came back on the intercom and blasted the people, saying they had put the lives of the helicopter crew and the person being evacuated in danger. He was REALLY angry.

Grateful to the Coast Guard and glad big_duck is OK!
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