Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger off Southwest Pass

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS–The Coast Guard medevaced a cruise ship passenger Sunday approximately 23 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders received a call at approximately 10:58 a.m. stating a man was experiencing issues breathing aboard the cruise ship Carnival Dream stemming from previous medical conditions.

Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the passenger and a Carnival Dream nurse, and transferred them both to University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The man was last reported in stable condition.

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