MIAMI — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man from a cruise ship, Sunday, approximately 40 miles east of Sebastian Inlet, Florida.
Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Miami command center were notified of the situation at 2 p.m., by a crewmember aboard the cruise ship Carnival Fascination. The report stated a 55-year-old passenger aboard the ship was suffering from severe stomach problems. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was notified and recommended the man be medevaced.
A crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Miami was launched. Once on scene, the helicopter crew hoisted the man and took him to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida for further treatment.