Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 62-year-old man Monday from the Carnival Glory cruise ship approximately 86 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 62-year-old man Monday from the Carnival Glory cruise ship approximately 86 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old man Monday from the Carnival Glory cruise ship approximately 86 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call stating a passenger aboard the Carnival Glory was experiencing medical issues that needed higher medical care. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, safely hoisted the patient, his wife and a shipboard nurse, and took them to University Medical Center. The passenger was last reported in stable condition.

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