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Injured passenger transferred from cruise ship

May 13, 2012 7:21:55 AM PDT
New York City police officers linked up with a cruise ship that was already underway in the waters near the Verrazano Bridge to get to a 60-year-old man who needed medical attention.

Police said the passenger on the Norwegian Gem had become disoriented Saturday evening after falling and hitting his head.

NYPD officers in a boat patrolling the area were notified.

They decided to do a transfer - while the vessels were still moving.

The police boat came up alongside the cruise ship, and the man was transferred.

Authorities said he was taken to a hospital on Staten Island, where he is in stable condition.

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