Coast Guard aircrew medevacs ailing man from cruise ship Carnival Sensation off the coast of Pompano, Fla.

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MIAMI — A 44-year old man suffering respiratory difficulties was medically evacuated from the cruise ship Carnival Sensation by a Coast Guard Air Station Miami helicopter crew off the coast of Pompano, Fla., Wednesday.

At approximately 3 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Seventh District command center received notification from the cruise ship of a 44-year-old man who reported experiencing respiratory issues on Wednesday.

A Medical crew aboard the cruise ship examined the patient and contacted the Coast Guard for assistance.

After discussing the man’s condition with the Coast Guard’s on-duty flight surgeon, it was determined that a medevac was needed.

An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami launched, arrived on scene and hoisted the man and a nurse off of the cruise ship.

The man was later transferred to Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where his condition was listed as stable.

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