The New York Fire Department received an emergency call at around 4:40 p.m. on February 27 to transport a passenger from the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Jewel Class cruise ship, Norwegian Gem, WABC-TV New York reported.
According to a New York City official, the victim – a yet to be publicly identified elderly man – fell from the stairs on Deck 8 mid-ship.
The guest with a medical condition was brought back to the Staten Island dock, the base of Marine 9, where emergency medical personnel gave him first-aid treatment and then transported him to a local hospital for further medication.
The Caribbean-bound Norwegian Gem left at around 4 p.m. that day from the New York Harbor with around 2,400 guests on board for a 10-day cruise.
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