Coast Guard medevacs ailing cruise ship Carnival Inspiration passenger

SAN DIEGO — An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego conducted a medical evacuation for a passenger that experienced symptoms of a heart attack aboard a cruise ship approximately 40 miles southwest of San Diego, Sunday night.

The crew of the cruise ship Carnival Inspiration contacted the Coast Guard just after 6 p.m., requesting a medevac for the 61-year-old man.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Sector San Diego and flew to the cruise ship’s location. The crew hoisted the man into the helicopter and transported him back to San Diego.

The man was transferred to emergency medical personnel for further care at 8:15 p.m.

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