The United States Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from a NCL cruise ship yesterday off of Southern California.
The Norwegian Star requested assistance on Thursday morning from the Coast Guard after a 68-year-old man began experiencing problems related his heart.
The cruise ship was approximately 310 miles at sea but diverted toward shore in order to meet a Coast Guard helicopter which flew 200 miles west from San Diego.
The passenger was hoisted aboard the helicopter and flown to San Diego. Emergency medical services personnel then transferred the passenger to UC San Diego Medical Center. The Coast Guard says the man was reported to be in stable condition.
Video credit: Video by Seaman Taylor Bacon, U.S. Coast Guard District 11 PADET San Diego via Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS).