A cruise ship crew member dove into the water to rescue a passenger who had fallen overboard in Italy.
The Irish woman, who has not been identified, reportedly fell from the MSC Seaview cruise ship on Monday while it was at the Italian city of Genoa.
A crew member saw the woman fall into the Mediterranean Sea and immediately dove into the water and rescued her, the Independent reported. The crew member, who is an experienced sailor, was able to save the woman “in minutes.”
The woman reportedly was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. The crew member was not injured.
In a statement to the Independent, MSC Cruises confirmed the incident and praised the crew member’s fast actions.
“MSC Cruises wishes to commend the crew member and shipboard teams that were involved in the salvage action and who acted in the quickest and most effective way, securing the safety of the concerned passenger,” the statement read.
“Also, we wish to thank the Coast Guard and local law enforcement for their support.”
The cruise continued as scheduled.
Fox News contacted MSC Cruises for comment.
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