Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Carnival Imagination passenger west of Ensenada

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter

File photo of a Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 79-year-old man approximately 70 miles west of Ensenada, Mexico, Wednesday.

At approximately 8 a.m., the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Imagination contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders to report a passenger was experiencing heart-attack like symptoms.

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched to medevac the man.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., the Jayhawk crew arrived on scene, hoisted the passenger and took him to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

His condition is unknown.

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