Coast Guard medevacs 78-year-old passenger from cruise ship 115 miles southwest of San Diego

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 78-year-old man from a cruise ship approximately 115 miles southwest of San Diego, Oct. 2, 2015. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of the cruise ship Ruby Princess that the passenger was experiencing symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding. A Sector MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched, arrived on scene, then safely hoisted the man, and transferred him to local EMS. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson)

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 78-year-old man from a cruise ship approximately 115 miles southwest of San Diego, Oct. 2, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson)

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 78-year-old man from a cruise ship approximately 115 miles southwest of San Diego, Friday.

At 9:17 a.m., Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of the cruise ship Ruby Princess that a 78-year-old male passenger was experiencing symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Sector San Diego’s flight surgeon recommended that the patient be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care.

A Sector MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched, arrived on scene, then safely hoisted the man.

The Jayhawk crew returned to Sector San Diego at 12:38 p.m., where he was transferred to awaiting EMS.

He was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital, in La Jolla. He was in stable condition.

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