Story last updated at 8/6/2014 - 10:24 pm
On Saturday, the Coast Guard medevaced an ailing 79-year-old woman from the 951-foot cruise ship Star Princess near Glacier Bay, according to a Coast Guard report.
An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted the woman and transported her to awaiting medical personnel in Juneau.
Watchstanders at the 17th District command center in Juneau received a request for assistance from a paramedic aboard the Bermuda-flagged cruise ship. The woman was reportedly suffering from respiratory distress and possible cranial bleeding and needed to be medevaced.
Weather at the time of the incident was reported as calm with heavy fog offering 1-mile visibility.