Coast Guard medevacs 56-year-old man from cruise ship Carnival Imagination

486x274_q75SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 56-year-old man from a cruise ship approximately 50 miles southwest of San Diego, Sunday.

At approximately 1 p.m., Sunday, the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Imagination requested assistance from Coast Guard Sector San Diego for a passenger who was reported to have had a heart attack.

A Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew immediately launched, arrived on scene and safely hoisted the man and a nurse from the cruise ship.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., he was transported to awaiting EMS and transferred for further treatment.

His condition is unknown.

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