Ill passenger airlifted off cruise liner

MICHAEL FIELD
Last updated 20:15 22/01/2013

Relevant offers

National

Raurimu killer's job shocks art school Alarm at 'draconian' leaked spy law Kiwis flock to Ebola mission Checkout staff made to pay for theft Mum's fight for justice against her alleged attacker Shameful rape culture ridiculous but pervasive John Key says sorry to Whale Oil Gran versus the killer asbestos Full steam ahead for mechanical fashion Jetski motorway rider a dummy

A passenger was airlifted off a large cruise liner in the Hauraki Gulf tonight.

The Holland America Line's MS Oosterdam was leaving Auckland for the Bay of Islands and was just past Rangitoto when it called for help.

St John's Ambulance said a passenger had a medical emergency and was lifted off the ship by the Westpac rescue helicopter.

The ship made several figure-of-eight course changes off the northern end of Rangitoto and was widely seen on the North Shore.

The patient is now in Auckland Hospital in a serious condition.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content