Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger

SAN DIEGO — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego safely transported a passenger from a cruise ship approximately 170 miles south of San Diego, Monday afternoon.

The Coast Guard received a call from the crew of the cruise ship, Splendor, at 1:18 p.m., stating that a 56-year-old woman was suffering from acute abdominal pain and requesting a medical evacuation. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and recommended a medevac be conducted.

The helicopter crew launched from Sector San Diego to conduct the medevac. They arrived on scene at approximately 4:15 p.m., and hoisted the woman and a nurse from the ship.

The woman and nurse were transported to Coast Guard Sector San Diego and transferred to medical personnel in stable condition.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.

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