The Coast Guard issued a statement today that it rescued a man in medical distress from the Norwegian Gem cruise ship.
The Coast Guard stated that the NCL cruise ship called for assistance when the ship was sailing around 80 miles off the coast of Nags Head, North Carolina. The Coast Guard received the distress signal at approximately 2:30 PM. It sent a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules from Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
As you can see in the video, it looks like the crew had a little difficulty getting the passenger into the helicopter.
The helicopter crew hoisted the man onto the helicopter round 5 PM and flew him back to land where he was transported by ambulance to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.
Photo Credit: WCTI 12
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