Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph, in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday.

At approximately 1:30 pm. watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center received a report from the captain of the cruise ship, Carnival Triumph that a 53-year-old man was suffering from respiratory failure and was on a ventilator.

Coast Guard Station Venice, La., launched a 41-foot response boat and crew to assist. The crew arrived on scene, successfully transferred the man off the Carnival Triumph and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services at Station Venice.

The man’s condition is unknown.

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