Coast Guard medevacs 26-year-old woman from cruise ship Carnival Elation

America's Heartland Coast Guard NewsMOBILE, Ala. — A 26-year-old woman was medevaced from the cruise ship Carnival Elation approximately 250 miles south of Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday.

The 26-year-old woman, a passenger aboard the ship, reportedly experienced kidney failure. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a maritime satellite call from the crew of the Carnival Elation at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 10:21 p.m. and transported the woman to ATC Mobile, where emergency medical personnel took her to Providence Hospital.

“The ship notified us she was supposed to have dialysis every three days; it had been six days since her last treatment,” said Lt. Rob Mackenzie, ATC Mobile. “Our rigorous, standardized training helps us maintain the highest levels of proficiency so we can provide safe and expedient medical attention in all conditions.”

The woman was reportedly in stable condition.

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  1. pat donovan says:

    i was on the balcony or room u107 and watched as the helicopter tried several times to come in with the stretcher while the ship was listing and the winds were strong, it was really scary to watch and know at the same time just how brave these rescuers were. it was so wonderful to see they made it and i will never forget my first trip on carnival’s elation! can’t say enough about the pilots and also the captain, crew and staff on elation. they were FANTASTIC!!! i hope the youn lady is okay and realizes that there is a company that has special trips for dyalasis patients where they can have their tx during their cruise, again many thanks to all.