The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a press release indicating that  a MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter from Air Station Sitka safely medevaced a woman from the cruise ship Celebrity Millennium during an Alaskan cruise.  The Coast Guard helicopter transported the passenger to Hoonah where she was then flown by aircraft to Juneau. 

The passenger, a 59 nine year old woman, reportedly was suffering from symptoms of a stroke.

Medical evacuations by helicopter are routine during emergencies like this while cruise ships are in relatively close proximity to U.S. and Canadian ports of call.