Coast Guard medevacs 56-year-old man from cruise ship Carnival Miracle near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a 56-year-old man from the cruise ship Carnival Miracle in Stephens Passage near Juneau Thursday.

A 45-foot response boat-medium crew from Coast Guard Station Juneau safely transported the man to awaiting medical personnel in Juneau after it was reported he was suffering from a diabetes-related episode.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center personnel received the report from the crew of the Carnival Miracle and launched the response boat crew with Juneau Emergency Medical Associates personnel aboard to rendezvous with the vessel.

“A case like this highlights the training and proficiency of our boat crewmembers and interoperability with our local partners,” said Lt. Stacey Tate, Command Duty Officer, Sector Juneau. “Shortly after we received the call we were able to respond quickly and get the patient to a higher level of care.”

Weather on scene was reported to be calm.

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  1. Elizabeth Brodeck says:

    Thank you all for taking care of my brother-in-law…56 year old from the Carnival Miracle the other day. he missed out on the cruise,but is a lot better. Just wanted to say thanks.