Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship 90 miles off Cape Charles, Va.

5th Coast Guard District NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a passenger off the cruise ship Carnival Miracle in the Atlantic Ocean Monday.

A crewmember aboard the Miracle contacted Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders at approximately 6 a.m. and stated there was a 74-year-old male aboard experiencing breathing problems in need of a medevac.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center launched crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a C-130 Hercules from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to perform the medevac.

The helicopter crew took the man and the ship’s physician aboard at approximately 11 a.m. and transferred them to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, Va.

Correction: It was initially reported that the Coast Guard medevaced the passenger from the Carnival Miracle while in the Chesapeake Bay.

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