Coast Guard medevacs 75-year-old passenger from cruise ship Jewel of the Seas

7th Coast Guard District NewsTAMPA – The Coast Guard medically evactuated a 75-year-old male from a cruise ship in the vicinity of Tampa Bay, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received a call at 6:12 p.m., from crewmembers on the cruise ship, Jewel of the Seas, requesting a medical evactution for a 75-year-old male who had fainted and was experiencing an irregular heartbeat.

The doctor on board the cruise ship attempted to administer medical assistance to the man until he deemed a medical evacution would be the best option.

At 7 p.m., Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to the scene.

Once on scene the crewmembers were able to safely remove the man and transfer him along with his family back to Station St. Petersburg where local emergency medical personnel were waiting to transport him to Trinity Medical Center.

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