U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Teenager from Norwegian Breakaway

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 14 year old boy from a NCL cruise ship approximately 300 miles east of Ocean City, Maryland yesterday morning.

The crew of Norwegian Breakaway notified the Coast Guard center in Portsmouth, Virginia that a passenger on the cruise ship was suffering from appendicitis.

The Coast Guard station in Elizabeth City, North Carolina dispatched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a HC-130J aircraft to the NCL ship. The helicopter flew the boy and his grandmother to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Coast Guard medevacs are not charged to the passenger but are paid for by U.S. taxpayers. 

Video credit: WAVY.com 

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