The U.S. Coast Guard website reports that it medically evacuated a 41-year-old woman from the Carnival Glory cruise ship today. The passenger reportedly exhibited stroke-like symptoms.
The cruise ship was approximately 55 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts at the time of the emergency.
Coast Guard Sector Boston received the word from the Carnival cruise ship at approximately 3:35 p.m. In response, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to the scene. The helicopter hoisted the ill woman up to safety and then transported her to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I.
The Coast Guard website quotes a John Tomaszewski , a search and rescue coordinator at Sector Boston, "our crews launched swiftly . . . they were able to hoist her and get her the care she needed.
The Coast Guard did not comment on the passenger's medical condition.
The last medevac from the Carnival Glory occurred, according to our records, in May 2010 when the Coast Guard in Miami rescued that a 36 year-old pregnant woman who needed emergency medical treatment.
Read about other Coast Guard rescues here.
Coast Guard medevacs like this are always the highlight of Cruise Law News. The Coast Guard just celebrated its 222nd birthday!
Anyone with photos, video or information about this latest Coast Guard rescue, please leave a comment.
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