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Champagne cork hospitalizes cruise passenger

Posted at 8:52 AM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 08:52:20-05

A cruise ship passenger was taken to a Miami hospital after suffering an eye injury from a champagne cork Thursday night, officials said.

The incident happened on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas shortly after it left Port Everglades, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said.

The injury required immediate attention from an eye specialist, so the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue fireboat met the cruise ship for an off-shore patient transfer to take the passenger to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Courtesy of our news partner at NBC Miami