50-year-old man medically evacuated from cruise ship Carnival Paradise near Venice, Fla.

Southeastern Coast Guard NewsVENICE, Fla. — A 50-year-old man was medically evacuated from the cruise ship Carnival Paradise approximately 30-miles west of Venice, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a request at 10:30 p.m., from crewmembers of the Carnival Paradise for a medical evacuation of a 50-year-old man who was suffering from a suspected cardiac attack.

The crewmembers of the Carnival Paradise were able to resuscitate the man and return him to stable condition but wanted him to be taken to the hospital.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., launched to the scene.

Once on scene at 11:42 p.m., the helicopter crew was able to safely hoist the man, his wife and a nurse and transport them to Bradenton Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla.

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