Air Station Miami medevacs pregnant cruise ship passenger

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a pregnant woman from the cruise ship Carnival Glory Sunday night.

The 36-year-old U.S. citizen was five-to-six months pregnant, and was in need of medical attention.

Coast Guard Sector Miami search-and-rescue coordinators received a call from Carnival Glory crewmembers around 7:15 p.m. Sunday requesting the woman be medevaced. The Carnival Glory was about 30 miles east of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The Coast Guard responded by launching an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami. The helicopter crew arrived on scene and safely hoisted the woman at about 8:30 p.m., and transferred her to Broward General Hospital.

The Carnival Glory departed the Port of Miami at 4 p.m. Sunday and was en route to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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