Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues elderly woman after fall on cruise ship off Nantucket

NANTUCKET, MASS. (WHDH) - A U.S. Coast Guard crew in a helicopter rushed to the aid of an 84-year-old woman Monday morning after she sustained a head injury and fractured her ankle on a cruise ship off Nantucket.

The woman, whose name was not released, was injured in a fall on the Queen Mary about 9 a.m. while the ship was 70 miles southeast of Nantucket, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Video released by the coast guard showed the woman being raised onto a helicopter.

She was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she was listed in stable condition.

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