Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway 50 miles off NC coast

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman suffering from abdominal pain Saturday from a cruise ship approximately 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Crewmembers aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, a 1,069-foot cruise ship, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 8:45 a.m., notifying them a woman was in need of medical attention aboard the ship.

Command center watchstanders dispatched crews aboard an MH-60 Jawhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to assist.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 11:00 a.m., hoisted the woman into the helicopter and took her to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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