Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Passenger from Carnival Splendor

Over the weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued a cruise passenger who suffered a heart attack from a cruise ship 150 miles off the coast of North Carolina.

The rescue involved a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft to assist.

The video below shows the crew aboard the Jayhawk helicopter hover over cruise ship Carnival Splendor in the Atlantic Ocean, 150 miles east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina, Saturday, May 18, 2013. The crew medevaced a heart attack patient and a nurse from the ship and took them to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. 



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Steve Smith - May 20, 2013 8:27 AM

I wonder if Senator Rockefeller is going to demand that patient reimburse the US government or if he is going to just be a hypocrite and only hand pick who "he" thinks should reimburse for these services.

Jim DeGrazia - May 20, 2013 10:16 AM

Nice smooth medevac, calm seas, mild wind. The Coast Guard doing what they do best...saving lives...("Semper Paratus") always ready!

Dana Strickland - May 20, 2013 1:13 PM

Steve: You do realize that if you or any cruiser has to be medavaced from a cruise; you the medavacee has to pay for it!!! That is why cruisers should always have travel insurance with a medevac clause!! If I am not mistaken; it costs up to $25,000 to be medavaced off a cruise ship!!

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