Coast Guard medevacs man 118 miles from Atlantic City, New Jersey

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man off a cruise ship 118 miles southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Thursday night.

District Five watchstanders received notification via satellite phone at approximately 6:20 p.m. that a man aboard the cruise ship Adventure of the Sea had experienced symptoms of a stroke and was in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched and medevaced the man while a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130J Hercules aircrew provided support.

The man was transported to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Air Station Atlantic City.


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