Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Getaway near Key West

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

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

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 72-year-old man from the cruise ship, Norwegian Getaway Monday approximately 60 miles south of Key West.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a notification at approximately 2:50 a.m. from the crew of the cruise ship stating a man aboard was suffering from stomach pains and required emergency medical assistance.

The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to assist. The boatcrew embarked the patient and his wife, and took them local emergency medical services to be transferred to Lower Keys Medical Center at approximately 7 a.m.

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