A local CBS news station reports that the Coast Guard medevaced an ill passenger from a cruise ship today.
The Miami Coast Guard station received a message this morning that a 26-year old man aboard the Carnival cruise ship Fascination was suffering symptoms of appendicitis. At the time, the Carnival cruise ship was about 32 miles east of Lake Worth, Florida.
The cruise passenger was medevaced by a small Coast guard vessel and taken to a marina where local emergency medical workers were waiting.
Providing emergency medical services like this is one of the many services which our federal government provides for free to cruise lines like Carnival.