Cruise News Passenger Medevaced Due To Collapsing Lung On Disney Cruise Ship

Passenger Medevaced Due To Collapsing Lung On Disney Cruise Ship

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Cruise Hive Weekly News: September 25, 2020

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On Wednesday the passenger reported chest pains to the ships medical staff. After an x-ray on board it showed that 40% of the lung had already collapsed. This has apparently happened from two scuba dives the male passenger took part in.

Sometime after 12:00 pm yesterday the passenger was then medvaced from the ship to a medical center on land. Its understood that he is now in a stable condition at Mariner’s Hospital in Tavernier, Florida.

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