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Coast Guard: Huntsville police officer injured aboard Carnival Cruise ship off Louisiana coast

The man was taken to a New Orleans hospital Tuesday morning.

Posted: Oct 9, 2019 9:58 PM
Updated: Oct 10, 2019 7:58 PM

The Coast Guard says a man was injured aboard a Carnival Cruise ship off the coast of Venice, Louisiana, on Tuesday.

The Huntsville Police Department identified him as one of its officers, John Thomas Holliday.

Credit: Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix; U.S. Coast Guard District 8

The department described his injuries as non-life-threatening.

Don Webster, Huntsville Emergency Services spokesman, said both Holliday's father and step-mother work for HEMSI.

The Coast Guard says it received a request at 1:14 a.m. for the medevac of a 23-year-old man with multiple significant injuries after he fell on the ship, Carnival Valor. The man was transported at 5:45 a.m. to New Orleans University Medical Hospital.

According to the Coast Guard, the man arrived in critical condition.

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