Coast Guard medevacs 12-year-old from cruise ship Caribbean Princess near Miami

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo

MIAMI —The Coast Guard medevaced a 12-year-old Canadian boy from the cruise ship Caribbean Princess, approximately 230 miles southeast of Miami, Tuesday.

Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders received a call from the cruise ship stating the 12-year-old boy was suffering from symptoms of appendicitis and was in need of medical assistance.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched at approximately 7:00 p.m., arrived on scene and transported the patient and his father to awaiting emergency medical services at Air Station Miami at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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