Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship crewmember 219 miles south of Bahamas

Crew members aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater transport a 43-year-old man Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 to Doctor's Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Crew members aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater medevaced a 43-year-old man Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 to to Nassau, Bahamas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 43-year-old crewmember Friday from the Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess cruise ship approximately 219 miles south of Nassau, Bahamas.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a phone call from the cruise ship requesting a medevac reporting a crewmember had an object lodged in his throat.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, deployed to the U.S. Navy Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) in Andros Island, arrived on scene, hoisted the crewmember and safely transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services, which transported him for further care to Doctor’s Hospital in Nassau.


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