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Injured cruise ship passengers flown to Florida after bus crash in Bahamas

Posted: 6:30 PM, Jun 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-25 02:53:49-04
Carnival cruise ship

A group of tourists was transported to South Florida Monday after a bus crash in the Bahamas injured some cruise ship passengers.

According to the National Emergency Management Agency, four people were critically injured.

A medical evacuation was arranged for those four people.

The agency says it does not know what caused the bus to flip over.

Three of the four patients sustained serious injuries ranging from fractures of the arms and legs to internal injuries and possible paralysis.

The fourth patients injuries were minor.

All four patients were transported to Broward Health Fort Lauderdale.

Carnival released the following statement:

This morning, a shore excursion bus with 32 guests from Carnival Ecstasy was involved in an accident near Rock Sound, Eleuthera (The Bahamas), which is 20 minutes north of Princess Cays.

All guests were seen at the local medical clinic and 28 have been cleared to return to the ship. Four guests with injuries were airlifted for hospital treatment. Carnival’s CareTeam is providing support to the guests.

The cause of the accident is being investigated. In the meantime, the Cathedral Cove, Ocean Hole, and Rock Sound Island Tour has been suspended.

Carnival Ecstasy is on a five-day Bahamas cruise that departed Jacksonville on June 22.