Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Jacksonville

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopterJACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 52-year-old man Saturday from the cruise ship Carnival Elation 18 miles east of Jacksonville.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers were notified at 9:12 p.m. Saturday of a man experiencing stroke symptoms. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Georgia, medevaced the man at 11:07 p.m. and transported him to Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.

The man was reported to be in stable condition.

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