Coast Guard medevacs toddler from cruise ship

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New OrleansNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a toddler from a cruise ship approximately 95 nautical miles southwest of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 6:30 a.m. reporting a three-year-old suffering from a potential severe chest infection aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Liberty of the Seas. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopter aircrew, and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew launched to assist.

The helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and transferred the survivor, nurse, and parent to Children’s Hospital of New Orleans at approximately 3:15 p.m.

The survivor was reported in stable condition.

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