Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Liberty, east of Miami

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman from the cruise ship Carnival Liberty, Saturday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center received a request from the cruise ship for the medevac stating the passenger was reportedly suffering from hypertension.

The Coast Guard launched a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist the passenger.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:00 p.m., safely transferred the patient and a nurse aboard the helicopter, and transported them to Jackson Memorial hospital.

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