Yesterday we mentioned that the U.S. Coast Guard flew 400 miles out to sea from Honolulu to drop blood supplies to the Carnival Miracle to help the ship medical team treat a passenger with internal bleeding.

But the passenger’s medical condition continued to worsen, and the Coast Guard returned to the Carnival cruise ship with a helicopter to medevac the sick man.

The Miracle was approximately 80 miles north of Oahu at the time of the rescue. The crew hoisted the man from the cruise ship around 9 p.m. Tuesday and took him for emergency medical treatment.

Video credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Star Advertiser 


  • Richard Kennedy

    I was on the Cruise Ship and saw the U S Coast Guard make this rescue. It made me proud to see our servicemen and women in action.

    CW4 Richard Kennedy, Retired

  • Debbie

    My husband and I were on this cruise and witnessed the rescue. We are very impressed by the Carnival Medical Team for the obvious care this gentlemen received while being so ill and so far away from medical care on land. Our extended thanks to the amazing Coast Guard Team. All I can say about the rescue we witnessed is “WOW!” Takes special people.

  • Diane

    Thanks. The passenger was I good hand. Like Debbie said “WOW” special skilled people.