Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Pride east of Jacksonville

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jawhawk helicopter crew medevacs a 75-year-old female Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 suffering from a medical illness aboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride approximately 300 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders launched the aircrew who hoisted the patient with her nurse and transferred them to local emergency medical services at Holmes Regional Medical Center. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. George Menze)

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs a 75-year-old female Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 from the cruise ship Carnival Pride approximately 300 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. George Menze)

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 75-year-old woman from a cruise ship, Tuesday 240 miles east of Jacksonville.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District received a notification at 5 a.m from the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Pride stating a female aboard was suffering an illness and required emergency medical assistance.

The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew to assist. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the patient and the ship’s nurse and took them to Holmes Regional Medical Center at 1:15 p.m.

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