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Navy performs medical evacuation for American woman on cruise ship off Isla Mujeres

Iala Mujeres, Q.R. — An American woman was removed from a cruise ship heading to Honduras after the ship’s captain requested emergency medical assistance.

The medical emergency was made 3.5 nautical miles off Isla Mujeres when the captain of Norwegian Breakaway asked for the medical transfer. Members of the Navy of Mexico headed out to sea in response.

Once there, both ship and navy crew helped transfer a 92-year-old American woman to hospital suffering from arterial hypertension on the brain.

The woman, along with members of her family, were rushed to a waiting ambulance at the Naval Station of Puerto Juárez where she was transferred to a Cancun hospital in stable condition.