A local news station in North Carolina reports that the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a a 71 year-old passenger from a cruise ship off the North Carolina coast on Saturday morning.
The passenger was in need of emergency medical care. She was aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, about 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras when the NCL requested assistance.
A Coast Guard helicopter and a Hercules airplane flew from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to assist in the rescue. The helicopter took the sick passenger to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.