Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Caribbean Princess near the Bahamas

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man from the cruise ship, Caribbean Princess Sunday approximately 46 miles northwest of the Bahamas.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District received a notification at approximately 8 a.m from the crew of the Caribbean Princess stating a man aboard was suffering from chest pains and required emergency medical assistance.

The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the patient and his nurse, and took them to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Turks and Caicos Islands at approximately 12:55 p.m.

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