Coast Guard medevacs 2 from cruise ship Coral Princess near Port Everglades

A Coast Guard boat crew assists in the transfer of two medical patients from a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to ambulances that will take them to receive further medical care November 21, 2017 at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Coast Guard worked together with emergency medical technicians from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue to transfer the patients from a cruise ship to safety. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Second Class Brian Scansaroli.

A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdaleoat crew assists in the transfer of two medical patients from a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to ambulances that will take them to receive further medical care November 21, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Second Class Brian Scansaroli.

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced two passengers Tuesday from the cruise ship, Coral Princess, near Port Everglades, Florida.

Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center watchstanders received requests from the cruise ship crew for medevac assistance at approximately 5:40 p.m. stating a 73-year-old man had internal bleeding and a 79-year-old man had reportedly broken their arm.

Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew and 33-foot Response Boat-Small crew with EMS from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue to the ship.

Both patients were safely transported to Broward General Hospital at approximately 7:00 p.m.

The incidents were unrelated.

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