A 66-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital from a Victoria, Canada-bound cruise ship, authorities said. The ship had left from Seattle last week.

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A 66-year-old man suffering internal bleeding was airlifted from a Canada-bound cruise ship Thursday, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

The cause of the passenger’s condition is unclear, said Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi. He was transported by helicopter to Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles at 4:30 a.m. for evaluation and treatment.

The Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas was traveling up the Washington coast near La Push when Coast Guard officials in Port Angeles were alerted, Flockerzi said. The ship left Seattle Sept. 16 and is to return Friday.

The cruise ship later continued to its destination in Victoria, B.C.