The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a nineteen year old cruise ship passenger, yesterday, from NCL’s Norwegian Breakaway. The cruise passengers was reportedly experiencing severe stomach pain.
The Norwegian Breakaway alerted the Coast Guard yesterday morning that the passenger needed medical treatment when the ship was approximately 400 miles off the North Carolina coast while the ship was returning to New York City.
A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a C-130 Hercules aircraft crew left from Elizabeth City, North Carolina yesterday afternoon. The helicopter arrived at the cruise ship when it was approximately 230 miles northeast of Elizabeth City, at around 5:42 p.m. and medevaced the woman around 6:10 p.m.
The passenger was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk.
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