Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Elation

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 39-year-old woman Sunday from the cruise ship Carnival Elation approximately 40 miles east of Port Canaveral.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers were notified by the crew of the Carnival Elation at 3:03 p.m. stating a passenger was experiencing stomach pains.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was diverted to assist at 3:25 p.m. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 4:20 p.m., hoisted the passenger, her husband and a nurse from the cruise ship and transported them to Holmes Regional Hospital in Melbourne.

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