The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an 80-year-old passenger from a Carnival cruise ship yesterday, according to a news station in North Carolina

Yesterday afternoon, a Coast guard station in North Carolina received an emergency call from the Carnival Pride that a woman on the cruise ship was having health complications.

The Coast Guard sent a helicopter crew to the cruise ship and hoisted her aboard around 3:15 p.m. The helicopter flew her to Carteret General Urgent Care in Morehead City. 

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  • john schofield

    I was on that cruise and I have to say those coast gaurd guys are heroes. Very high winds and rough seas during. the operation but they got it done.. pats on the back to all you guys.

  • roger w miller

    I was on the carnival pride. the ship was late docking because of bad weather and the coast guard did a medevace at 315 pm. they also did a medevace on are trip also. we had to hightail it out from the Bahamas because of hurricane Joaquin the coast guard drop a man off from about 50 ft above my balcony then lowered a caged gurney down and lifted an elderly gentleman to the helicopter above. in weather conditions that were unbelievable and at night.the drinks are on me if I ever run in to any of you.you truly are heroes. roger w miller Pittsburgh pa.