The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from a Carnival cruise ship sailing back to New York last night/earlier this morning.
An unidentified 66-year-old woman, who suffered a stroke aboard the Carnival Horizon, was rescued when the cruise ship was approximately 80 miles from Atlantic City.
The Coast Guard air station in Atlantic City dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter after the Carnival ship requested a medevac for the cruise guest.
The Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the woman and a nurse, employed by Carnival, off the ship and flew them to Atlantic City around 1 a.m. last night/early this morning. The woman was then transported in an awaiting ambulance to a local hospital. There is no available information regarding the current medical status of the guest.
Photo credit: Miami Herald. Video credit: U.S. Coast Guard District 5 PADET Baltimore via Defense Visual Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS).