Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger

11th Coast Guard District News
SAN DIEGO – A boat crew from Coast Guard Station San Diego medically evacuated a cruise ship passenger who experienced a possible stroke off the coast of San Diego early Sunday morning.

The cruise ship Carnival Paradise contacted the Joint Harbor Operation Center at 9:50 p.m., reporting that the 51-year-old man was showing signs of a possible stroke and requested that the Coast Guard medevac the patient.

The ship’s doctor said the man experienced convulsions during dinner Saturday evening.

A 41-foot Utility Boat crew launched from Station San Diego and met the cruise ship outside of San Diego Bay.

The Coast Guard crew took the patient aboard their boat and transported him to Sector San Diego, where he was transferred to emergency medical personnel at approximately 1:40 a.m., Sunday.

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