Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Splendor

C-130 & MH-60PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an ailing man from a cruise ship Monday approximately 140 miles east of Cape Charles.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received a call from the 951-foot cruise ship Carnival Splendor at approximately 5 p.m., requesting a medevac for a 73-year-old passenger experiencing health complications.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, launched at approximately 6 p.m.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 7 p.m., hoisted the man and a ship’s nurse to the helicopter and took them to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk.

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