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At around 8:00 PM on Monday the woman fell down stairs on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. The ship was 50 miles east of Galveston, Texas at the time. As a result of the injury, the ship contacted the U.S. Coast Guard so a medevac operation could be launched. The woman suffered a skull fracture and bleeding.

Read the full statement from U.S. Coast Guard:

A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 66-year-old woman after she fell down the stairs on a cruise ship at about 8 p.m. Monday, 50 miles east of Galveston.

The master of the cruise ship, Disney Wonder, contacted Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report the injury. The ship’s medical staff coordinated with a Coast Guard flight surgeon to determine the best course of action.

The ship, which departed Galveston earlier in the day, was met by an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to pickup the woman, who suffered a skull fracture and bleeding.

The woman was delivered to the University of Texas Medical Branch in stable condition at about 11:15 p.m.

The Coast Guard airlifted the injured passenger and transferred her to the University of Texas Medical Branch in stable condition at about 11:15 PM. Disney Wonder had departed its home port in Galveston earlier in the day and was at the start of a 5-day Western Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.

The 83,300 gross ton ship continued the itinerary with no delay. We do hope the woman makes a full recovery and gets to enjoy another cruise in the future.

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