According to First Coast News, a Coast Guard helicopter medevaced a 67-year-old woman from the Carnival Fantasy to a Jacksonville hospital yesterday evening.
The passenger was reportedly experiencing life-threatening symptoms.
The Coast Guard helicopter, based out of Air Station Clearwater, lifted the cruise passenger off the ship and flew her, along with her husband and a cruise line nurse, to UF Health Jacksonville.
Neither the cruise line nor the passenger has to pay for these emergency medevac services.
The United States taxpayers foot the bill.