Several people were airlifted back to the US after “serious or critical injuries” were inflicted on the Bahamas on Monday morning when the Carnival Cruise Line tourist bus crashed and rolled over.
Four people were airlifted from Rock Sound, on Eleuthera Island, after a 32-passenger Carnival Ecstasy coastal tour bus crashed just 20 minutes north of Princess Cases, the company said.
Broward County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Caine told Fox News on Tuesday morning by telephone that the C-130 US military took two men and two women from the crash site to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport around 4:00 pm A few hours after the initial accident.
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Of the victims, Kane said that three were “serious or critical injuries,” and the fourth victim was “[not] life-threatening injuries. " The exact age of the victims was not immediately known.
They reportedly received a number of injuries, including “fractures, internal injuries and paralysis.”
According to unconfirmed reports, two more victims were taken to hospitals in the Bahamas, although the BSO fire service could not confirm this.
A statement from the Carnival Cruise Line states that all 32 passengers were examined at a local clinic, and 28 were cleaned.
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Officials did not immediately say what caused the accident, but the cruise line reported that no other vehicle was involved in the accident.
CarnIval Ecstasy is a five-day cruise to the Bahamas that set off from Jacksonville on June 22. The company said that the flight departed from Princess Case, as planned, on Monday evening and completed its published itinerary, as planned. This, however, suspended any excursions managed by this tour.
Michael Bartiromo of Fox News contributed to this report.