Coast Guard Airlifts Queen Mary II Crewman

Tuesday, May 18, 2004
A man was airlifted by the Coast Guard off the cruise ship Queen Mary II 125 nautical miles southeast of the North Carolina’s Outer Banks after the onboard physician diagnosed the man with internal bleeding.

Jason Parra, 36, was hoisted off the Queen Mary II by a rescue-helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., and was accompanied by a rescue airplane from Air Station Elizabeth City.

Para was taken to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., and is listed in stable condition. At the time, the Queen Mary II was on its way to New York City.

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