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. 



  • Steve Smith

    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.

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

  • Dana Strickland