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Cruise liner Carnival Spirit. File photo

A man has had to be winched from the deck of the cruise ship Carnival Spirit, off the North Coast, in a serious medical condition.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter reported around 4pm yesterday that it had hac successfully winch-recovered the 32y-year-old male passenger from the cruise liner Carnival Spirit 50 nautical miles off the coast of Wooli.

The helicopter flew the patient through to the Gold Coast University Hospital for further treatment.

According to the helicopter service the passenger ‘had suffered a serious medical condition that required immediate medical evacuation’.

The current condition of the patient is unknown


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