Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 52 miles east of Savannah

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 72-year-old woman Saturday from the cruise ship Carnival Pride 52 miles east of Savannah, Georgia.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers were notified at 11:56 a.m. of a woman who was experiencing symptoms of pneumonia and was not reacting to treatment. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah medevaced the woman at 1:21 p.m. and transported her to Savannah Memorial Hospital at 2:38 p.m.

The Carnival Pride is a 963-foot cruise ship.

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