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Huntsville police officer air-lifted from cruise ship with significant injuries

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NEW ORLEANS, La. - A 23-year-old Huntsville man sustained multiple critical injuries onboard the Carnival Valor around 1:15 a.m., Tuesday.

Huntsville Police confirmed the man is an officer named John Thomas Holliday.

Carnival told WHNT that Holliday was not injured falling into water, he fell on the deck. However, the circumstances surrounding the accident are not yet clear.

The Coast Guard airlifted Holliday from the ship around 4:00 a.m. and transported him to New Orleans University Medical Center in critical condition.

Holliday remains at the hospital and his current condition is unknown.

Carnival says the Valor's medical staff responded to the incident and determined he needed immediate care.

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