Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Norwegian Getaway near Key West

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 76-year-old woman from the cruise ship Norwegian Getaway Saturday approximately 132 miles southwest of Key West.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District received a notification at approximately 6 a.m. from the crew of the cruise ship stating a woman aboard may have been suffering from heart attack-like symptoms and required emergency medical assistance.

The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist. The air crew hoisted the patient and a nurse and transferred them to Jackson Memorial Hospital at approximately 3:20 p.m.

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