Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Cruise Ship

 MIAMI – A Coast Guard Air Station Miami rescue crew medically evacuated a 62-year-old male from a cruise ship 100-miles southeast of Miami Saturday evening.

The Coast Guard received a call at 9:30 p.m. Friday from a doctor aboard the Miami based, 1,112-foot Royal Caribbean cruise ship Freedom of the Seas, reporting Mathis Lee, from Miami, was having symptoms of a stroke.

Lee was hoisted from the ship at 7:30 p.m. Saturday by an Air Station Miami HH-65 helicopter crew and was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami at about 9 p.m. where he was reported in stable condition.

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