RNLI rescue woman from cruise ship

//RNLI rescue woman from cruise ship

One passenger’s planned week-long cruise to the Norwegian fjords lasted no more than a few hours before she had to be rescued by lifeboat after falling and breaking a leg.
The 79-year-old woman had sailed from Southampton on Cunard’s Queen Victoria on Sunday afternoon. At 8.25 pm the RNLI at Newhaven lauched their Severn-class vessel to make a rendezvous with the 90,000-ton ship in the English Channel.
The doctor on board and coastguards believed the woman was too frail to be airlifted ashore so she was transferred from the ship with her 85-year-old husband and taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
After a short delay, Queen Victoria continued on her way. She will be visiting Stavanger, Aalesund, Geiranger and Bergen, before returning to Southampton next Sunday.

By | 2011-05-30T15:03:11+00:00 30 May 2011|Cruise News|0 Comments

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