14 Year Old Medevaced from Cruise Ship South of Ambrose Channel

NEW YORK- A 14-year-old boy was medevaced from a cruise ship 35 miles southeast of Ambrose Channel around 12:30 a.m. today.

The boy was medevaced from the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit after complaining of severe abdominal pain and high fever. The captain of the vessel requested Coast Guard assistance via phone and the Coast Guard flight surgeon determined a medevac by small boat was necessary.

A Coast Guard rescue boat crew from Station Sandy Hook arrived on scene and transferred the boy to Emergency Medical Personnel (EMS) who were waiting at Station Sandy Hook around 4:25 a.m.

“The boy was awake at the time when we picked him up,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremiah Cantrell, the engineer onboard the Coast Guard rescue boat that responded to the scene. “He was alert and responsive, lying on a stretcher. We took him on our boat and brought him back to our station, where Seabright EMS was waiting for him.”

The current condition of the boy is unknown at this time.

Weather on scene was reported as eight mile-per-hour winds and one foot seas.

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