Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 28 miles southwest Point Loma

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship approximately 28 miles off the coast of San Diego, Sunday.

Emerald Princess cruise ship crewmembers contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday, requesting assistance for a passenger who was displaying symptoms of a heart attack and gastrointestinal distress.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist.

Once on scene, the Jayhawk crew hoisted the patient and a ship’s medic into the helicopter at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The crew transported the patient to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and transferred him to awaiting medical personnel.

The patient was reported to be in stable condition.

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