Coast Guard medevacs man, 89, from cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopterMIAMI — The Coast Guard medevacked an 89-year-old man Tuesday from the cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer approximately 26 miles southeast of Islamorada, Florida.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a call from the crew of the Seven Seas Explorer stating one of the passengers was experiencing chest pains. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the patient along with a nurse from the cruise ship, and transferred them to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for higher level care.

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