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Injured cruise passenger flown to hospital

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/01/2017

A seriously injured woman has been flown to hospital after being winched from the deck of the Legend of the Seas cruise ship in Cook Strait.

The Rescue Co-ordination Centre NZ received the medevac request from the vessel at 12.30am on Thursday after the woman had fractured her lower back.

Using night vision goggles, the Life Flight helicopter crew winched a medic and gear onto the Royal Caribbean liner's deck to help stabilise the woman, aged in her 20s.

She was then taken aboard the helicopter at 2.30am and flown to Wellington Regional Hospital.

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