Coast Guard medevacs 71-year-old man from cruise ship Carnival Sensation

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City medevacMIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old man from a cruise ship, Saturday, approximately 22 miles east of Palm Beach, Fla.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a request for a medevac at approximately 7 p.m., from the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Sensation.

The report stated the man was suffering from symptoms of a stroke. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was briefed on the situation and recommended the man be medevaced immediately.

A crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Miami was launched to hoist the passenger. Once hoisted, the 71-year-old man was taken to Broward General Hospital.

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