The U.S. Coast Guard reports that it dispatched a helicopter to medevac a passenger from a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday evening.
The Coast Guard said that it received a report from the Carnival Triumph on Wednesday evening that a 45-year-old male passenger was suffering from an apparent heart attack.
The Coast Guard sent an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from New Orleans to the cruise ship, which was about 11 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.
Crew members from the helicopter then hoisted the man and a nurse from the cruise ship and flew them its station in New Orleans, The passenger arrived in stable condition. He was then taken to West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero.
Video credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System.