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Injured Passenger Airlifted From Texas Cruise Ship By Coast Guard

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GALVESTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a 66-year-old woman was airlifted from a cruise ship after she fell down a flight of stairs shortly after the ship departed Galveston.

The Coast Guard said in a statement Tuesday that the woman, who was not identified, suffered a skull fracture and bleeding.

Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder was about 50 miles east of Galveston when the woman fell Monday evening. The ship had departed the city earlier in the day.

Officials say the passenger was flown to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she was listed in stable condition.

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