Coast Guard medevacs 42-year-old man from cruise ship off NC coast

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 42-year-old male crewmember Wednesday from a cruise ship approximately 25 miles east of Cape Lookout, N.C.

Rescued was Dedik Efendi.

The captain of the 950-foot cruise ship Carnival Splendor notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center watchstander at approximately 6 p.m. stating Efendi was is in medical distress.

Coast Guard watchstanders launched a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to assist.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 8 p.m., hoisted Efendi into the helicopter and took him to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, N.C.

The man was reported to be in stable condition.

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