Local 10 News in St. Petersburg reports that the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a cruise passenger suffering from heart-attack-like symptoms in Tampa Bay, Florida, on Saturday.
The Vision of the Seas contacted the Coast Guard in St. Petersburg about a a 59-year-old man was who was in need of emergency medical assistance.
A Coast Guard surgeon recommended that the passenger be medevaced from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
A Coast Guard response boat from the Coast Guard station in St. Petersburg medevaced the man from the cruise ship.
This medevac was one of at least five medevacs from cruise ships this weekend.
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