Coast Guard medevacs 2 from cruise ship Carnival Magic in Key West

The Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew embarks a patient aboard to transfer him to awaiting EMS. The patient suffered an eye injury while aboard a cruise ship near Cozumel Island, Mexico.

The Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew embarks a patient aboard to transfer him to awaiting EMS.

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced two people from the cruise ship, Carnival Magic, Wednesday in Key West.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received two medevac requests from the Carnival Magic for a 65-year-old man with a reported eye injury, and a 72-year-old man with reported stroke-like symptoms. Coast Guard Station Key West launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to meet the cruise ship at the Key West sea buoy.

The two patients were transferred ashore to awaiting emergency medical services and transported to the Lower Keys Medical Center.

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