Coast Guard medevacs 78-year-old from cruise ship Viking Sky in Key West

Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 78-year-old man from the cruise ship, Viking Sky, Monday at the Key West sea buoy.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received the request from cruise ship at approximately 5:50 p.m. for a 78-year-old man experiencing stroke-like symptoms. Coast Guard Station Key West launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to the vessel where they embarked the patient.

The patient was then transferred ashore to awaiting emergency medical services.

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