Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas off NC

The Coast Guard medevacs an ailing passenger, her husband and a nurse Wednesday, April 1, 2015, from the cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas approximately 95 miles east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The aircrew took all three people to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, North Carolina. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Elizabeth CityPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced an ailing passenger Wednesday from a cruise ship approximately 95 miles east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received a report Wednesday afternoon from the Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas, stating a 71-year-old female passenger was suffering from abdominal pain.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, at about 2:20 p.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at approximately 4 p.m., and hoisted the woman, along with her husband and a medical professional, to the helicopter. The aircrew took all three people to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, North Carolina, arriving at approximately 5:20 p.m.

The woman is reported in stable condition.



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