Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Celebrity Reflection near Key West

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced an 80-year-old man Tuesday from the cruise ship, Celebrity Reflection, approximately 50 miles south of Key West, Florida.

Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center watchstanders received a request from the cruise ship crew for medevac assistance at approximately 4:14 a.m. The patient was reportedly suffering from heart attack-like symptoms.

Coast Guard Station Key West launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew. They arrived on scene at approximately 7:11 a.m. and transferred the patient, his spouse and a nurse to awaiting EMS ashore in Key West at approximately 7:30 a.m. with no further incidents.

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