Authorities remove sick passenger from cruise ship in NYC

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The NYPD and FDNY worked to get a passenger with a medical emergency off a cruise ship in New York City Wednesday.

The ship, called the Carnival Horizon, had just left port on the West Side of Manhattan shortly after 5 p.m. when the emergency was reported.

First responders had to figure out the best way to get the passenger off the ship, whether with a boat or through the air.

But there was not enough room to land a helicopter on the cruise ship deck. So an NYPD Harbor Unit boat was used to take the passenger off the ship just after 6:30 p.m.

The 74-year-old woman was taken to Staten Island University Hospital conscious and alert.

She was suffering from chest pain.

See video of the rescue from NewsCopter 7 below:
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Raw video from NewsCopter 7 shows authorities rescue a woman from a cruise ship in the Hudson River.

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