Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway northeast of Hatteras, NC

60 Elizabeth CityELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 63-year-old woman Monday from a cruise ship 39 miles northeast of Hatteras.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watch standers received a report at 7:30 a.m. that a woman aboard the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship was suffering from chest pains.

At 8:13 a.m., an HH-60T Medium Range Recovery Helicopter crew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to medevac the injured woman. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 8:40 a.m. and transferred the woman, her husband and a nurse to the helicopter.

The helicopter crew arrived at 9:47 a.m at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head where the woman was transferred to awaiting EMS personnel.

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