2 cruise passengers removed from ship, taken to Broward Health

Incidents unrelated, Coast Guard says

By Michelle Ganley - Online Editor
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A U.S. Coast Guard station in Fort Lauderdale sent out two boats Tuesday to remove two passengers from a cruise ship called “Coral Princess.”

The cruise ship called for help from Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center watchstanders about 5:40 p.m., according to a news release.

Initial reports indicated a 73-year-old man had internal bleeding and a 79-year-old man had reportedly broken his arm, the Coast Guard said.

The incidents were not related.

The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot response boat and a 33-foot response boat to an area near Port Everglades.

An emergency medical services crew from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue also arrived at the ship.

Both passengers were taken to Broward Health Medical Center about 7 p.m.

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