ABC News reports that a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter (MH-60) and aircraft (C-130) were dispatched from Clearwater Florida in response to an emergency request from the Carnival’s Victory cruise ship this morning.
The cruise ship was reportedly near Cuba at the time of the call.
Cruise passenger Herman Lebron, age 88, was suffering from internal injuries and needed evacuation.
Mr. Lebron was flown to Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West, Florida.
His current medical condition is unknown.
You can see the video of the medevac below, courtesy of defense video and imagery distribution system.
Two days ago, we posted a story about the Coast Guard medevacing an ill woman from the Carnival Miracle cruise ship.
Photo Credit: Carnival Victory – Wikipedia / Tomás Fano