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Injured man airlifted from cruise ship

Editor's note: Correction notice appended below.

ST. PETERSBURG — A 46-year-old Valrico man was evacuated from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter Saturday night, authorities said.

The man, Scott Andrew Spicer, was taken to Tampa General Hospital for undisclosed injuries suffered aboard a Holland America cruise ship, the Coast Guard said.

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter arrived about 8 p.m. at the ship, 120 miles southwest of St. Petersburg.

Correction: Earlier versions of this story appearing in print and online gave an incorrect name for Scott Andrew Spicer and incorrectly described the circumstances of his injury and the airlift.

Injured man airlifted from cruise ship 12/19/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 23, 2010 11:33am]
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