Coast Guard conducts MEDEVAC 85 miles southeast of Nantucket

BOSTON — The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of a cruise ship passenger 85 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Wednesday. 

Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England watchstanders received a notification of an 82-year-old passenger with a suspected pulmonary embolism, aboard the cruise ship Queen Mary II.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched, safely hoisted, and transferred the passenger to Hanscom Air Force Base to be taken by ambulance to Mass General Hospital.

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