Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Splendor 80 miles east of Norfolk

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old woman Wednesday from the cruise ship Carnival Splendor, a 950-foot cruise ship, approximately 80 miles east of Norfolk.

A crewmember contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 10:45 a.m., reporting the woman needed medical assistance.

Personnel from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., dispatched crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to assist.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:30 p.m., hoisted the woman into the helicopter and took he to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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