Coast Guard medavacs man from cruise ship

NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard medevaced a 79-year-old man suffering from abdominal pains from a cruise ship, today.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call at 6:11 p.m. from the captain of the cruise ship, Holiday, reporting a passenger in need of immediate medical attention. The man had complained of stomach pains and reportedly couldn’t move.

The Coast Guard launched a rescue boat crew from Station Daulphine Island to assist. After bringing the man aboard, the rescue boat crew quickly and safely transported the man to Station Daulphine Island, where emergency medical personnel were waiting.

He was transported to the Mobile Infermory West.

His condition is unknown at the time.

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