Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Imagination 50 miles southwest of Point Loma

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuates a passenger from the cruise ship Carnival Imagination 50 miles southwest of Point Loma, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The 67-year-old man was experiencing symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding, and the Coast Guard’s flight surgeon recommended he receive a higher level of care at a medical facility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson/released)

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuates a passenger from the cruise ship Carnival Imagination 50 miles southwest of Point Loma, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson)

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 67-year-old man from a cruise ship approximately 50 miles southwest of Point Loma, San Diego, Wednesday.

At approximately 9 a.m., Wednesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a repor from the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Imagination that a 67-year-old male passenger was experiencing symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Sector San Diego’s flight surgeon recommended that the patient be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care.

A Sector MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched, arrived on scene, then safely hoisted the man at approximately 10 a.m.

The Jayhawk crew returned to Sector San Diego at 10:55 a.m., where he was transferred to awaiting EMS.

He was taken to UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest, in San Diego. He was in stable condition.

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