Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Sunshine near Port Canaveral

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old man Tuesday from the cruise ship Carnival Sunshine near Port Canaveral.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call at 10:20 p.m. from the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Sunshine stating a passenger was in need of a higher level of medical care.

A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat – Medium (RBM) crew launched at 11:07 p.m. with EMS on board.

The RBM crew arrived with the Carnival Sunshine at 12:07 a.m., embarked the passenger and nurse and transported them to Jetty Park where EMS were waiting.

The passenger was taken to Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital for further medical treatment.

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