The United States Coast Guard medevaced an ill crew member Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 8th,  from the Norwegian Joy, approximately 30 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, Oregon.

The 61-year-old Filipino man reportedly was suffering heart complications.

The Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship contacted the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center around 12:40 p.m. that the crew member needed to be medically evacuated from the cruise ship. The Coast Guard dispatched a North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter around 1:36 p.m. The helicopter arrived on scene with the Norwegian Joy at 2:04 p.m. and hoisted the man onto the helicopter from the ship. The helicopter flew to the North Bend Air Base at 3:15 p.m. and transferred the patient to Life Flight Network which, in turn, flew him to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield, Oregon for further care. This was the third medevac within 24 hours from a cruise ship.


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Video credit: Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read U.S. Coast Guard District 13 via Defense Visual Information Distribution Services (DVIDS).