Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Pride 50 miles east of St. Augustine

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 52-year-old man Saturday 50 miles east of St. Augustine.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received notification at 11:15 p.m., Friday, that a passenger aboard the 963-foot long Carnival Pride cruise ship was experiencing symptoms of shock.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched at 12:15 a.m. and arrived on scene at 1:40 a.m.

The man was hoisted and transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in Jacksonville.

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