Coast Guard medevacs ailing cruise ship passenger

11th Coast Guard District NewsSAN DIEGO — An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego airlifted a passenger in need of urgent medical care from a cruise ship approximately 30 miles southwest of San Diego Thursday evening.

The crew of the Inspiration requested the medevac for the 61-year-old man who was experiencing chest pain at approximately 5:30 p.m.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and recommended an immediate medevac for the passenger.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter launched from Sector San Diego to perform the medevac.

The Jayhawk crew hoisted the passenger from the cruise ship and transported him to Sector San Diego at 7:40 p.m., where he was transferred to emergency medical personnel for further care.

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