Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Victory east of Port Canaveral

45 Key WestJACKSONVILLE, 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.

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