The helicopter met the vessel around 200 miles off the coast of Virginia, in order to hoist the girl, a parent and a nurse from the cruise ship. The ship was heading to Bermuda, when the incident took place, and called the USCG for assistance.

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After the operation was carried out successfully, it transported them to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk.

Commenting on the operation, Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Badal, a watchstander in the 5th District Command Center, stated:

Good communication between the cruise ship, aircrew and Coast Guard command centers in New York and Portsmouth allowed us to get this child the help she needed