Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Norweigian Dawn off Cape Cod

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew takes off from Air Station Kodiak, AlaskaBOSTON — A Coast Guard air crew medically evacuated a 19-year-old woman from the cruise ship Norweigian Dawn Friday off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Watchstanders at the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston received a call at 8:32 p.m. from the ship explaining a passenger was suffering from suspected appendicitis.

After a conference call between the command center and the duty flight surgeon, it was decided a medevac was warranted.

A helicopter rescue crew launched from Air Station Cape Cod and was on scene with Norweigian Dawn at about 10 p.m. They hoisted the woman safely aboard and rushed her to Hyannis Airport. There, an awaiting EMS crew transported her to Hyannis Hospital for further care.

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