Coast Guard medically evacuates cruise ship passenger

SAN DIEGO – An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego medically evacuated a cruise ship passenger 35 miles west of San Diego late Sunday night.

The crew of the cruise ship Splendor of the Seas notified the Coast Guard that the 42-year-old needed immediate medical assistance. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and recommended the man be medically evacuated.

cruise ship Splendor of the SeasShortly after 11:30 p.m. the helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted the patient and the cruise ship nurse.

The patient and nurse were flown to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.

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