JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man Thursday who was experiencing appendix pain 1 mile east of Port Canaveral.
A 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral medevaced the 33-year-old man from the cruise ship Carnival Victory.
Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders were notified Thursday of a vessel crewmember experiencing appendix pain. The vessel rendezvoused with the RB-M crew to transfer the man at 6:22 p.m.
The man was transferred to EMS personnel at Jetty Park at 6:57 p.m and transported to Cape Canaveral Hospital.
The Carnival Victory is an 893-foot Panamanian-flagged cruise ship.