Coast Guard Medevacs Woman from Cruise Ship

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a woman from a cruise ship about 12 miles east of San Clemente Island, Calif., in the early morning hours Tuesday.

At about midnight the Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC) received a call from the cruise ship Carnival Paradise that one of their passengers aboard was experiencing possible cardiac problems and requested a medevac. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted on the matter and agreed the 43 year-old-woman should be taken off the cruise ship for immediate medical attention.

Coast Guard Sector San Diego launched a MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter to the cruise ship to remove the woman. The helicopter arrived on scene approximately 1:30 a.m., and the crew hoisted the patient from the ship to the helicopter. She was then transferred to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., just after 2 a.m.

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