SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 35-year-old woman from a cruise ship approximately 300 miles south of Point Loma, San Diego, Friday.
At approximately 2 p.m., Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a request for assistance from the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Miracle that a 35-year-old female passenger was experiencing acute abdominal pain.
The 11th Coast Guard District’s flight surgeon, in Alameda, California, recommended that the patient be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care.
Two Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews launched, arrived on scene, and safely hoisted the woman. Two Jayhawks were flown on this case due to the distance from shore. One helicopter conducted the hoist and the other provided cover for safety.
The Jayhawk crews returned to Sector San Diego at approximately 7 p.m., where she was transferred to awaiting EMS.
She was taken to UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest, in San Diego. Her condition is unknown.
Weather on scene was 24-knot winds and waves were four-to-six feet.