Coast Guard medevacs 81-year-old woman from cruise ship

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship near mile marker 50 on the Mississippi River near Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 7:19 p.m. of an 81-year-old woman experiencing heart attack-like symptoms aboard the cruise ship Carnival Glory while it was transiting outbound to sea on the Mississippi River.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 7:30 p.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at 8:07 p.m. and transported the woman to West Jefferson Hospital in Marrero, Louisiana, at 9:05 p.m.

She was reported in stable condition.

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