The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an 81 year old man from a Norwegian Cruise Line ship off the coast off Cape Hatteras early this morning. 

The Norwegian Breakaway contacted the Coast Guard around 4 a.m. this morning to report that a passenger was suffering a heart-attack.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew responded to the ship, 55 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, and flew the passenger to Sentara Norfolk General hospital.  


  • Julia Hull

    The 81 yr old man in this video is my husband. I am so thankful for the Coast Guard and God for saving my husbands life.The Sentara hospital where he was taken is fabulous.If the Coast Guard had not taken him, I truly believe he would have been comatose or dead before the ships return to NewYork city. My heartfelt thanks. Julia Hull