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U.S. Coast Guard airlifts sick woman from cruise ship

Woman suffered symptoms of pneumonia on Norwegian Getaway

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MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted a woman from a cruise ship near Turks and Caicos Thursday morning.

Officials said the woman was removed from the Norwegian Getaway shortly after 11 a.m. after she began suffering symptoms of pneumonia.

Officials said a Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and recommended the woman be evacuated from the ship.

The woman was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Turks and Caicos. Her condition was not immediately released.

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