Just another day (or night) for the Coast Guard.
When a crew member from the Celebrity Summit cruise ship began experiencing severe abdominal cramping, a Coast Guard station in Elizabeth City, North Carolina launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter as well as a HC-130 Hercules aircraft to assist in the medevac. The helicopter had to lower one of its crew members, pick up a nurse from the cruise ship and then hoist the sick cruise employee to fly him to a hospital in Norfolk Virginia. All of this happened at night, 290 miles out at sea.
I didn’t know that helicopters could fly that far and back.
Video credit: U.S. Coast Guard