Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacs man from Carnival cruise ship Splendor 100 miles off Atlantic City, NJ

5th Coast Guard District News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 72-year-old man from a cruise ship Saturday approximately 100 miles southeast of Atlantic City.

Personnel aboard the 952-foot Carnival cruise ship Splendor contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 2:30 a.m. and reported a man aboard suffered a stroke and was in need of immediate medical attention.

Watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to assist.

The helicopter crew hoisted the man and took him to Atlantic City where his care was transferred to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center personnel.

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