56-year-old man medically evacuated from cruise ship Carnival Fantasy

7th Coast Guard District NewsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 56-year-old man off of the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy, 60-miles southeast of Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received notification at approximately 8:10 a.m., from crewmembers onboard the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy that a passenger was experiencing respiratory failure and needed medical attention.

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew to the scene.

Once on scene at approximately 10 a.m., the helicopter crew was able to safely hoist the man along with his wife and a ship’s nurse and transport them to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was transferred in stable condition.

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