Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 17 year old passenger from the Carnival Dream.
The Carnival cruise ship was around 170 miles southeast of South West Pass, Louisiana, heading back to New Olreans after a Caribbean cruise.
The Dream contacted the Coast Guard stations in New Orleans at 8 a.m. indicating that the passenger had suffered a seizure.
The Coast Guard station in New Orleans launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and the Coast Center in Mobile launched an HC-144 aircraft for support.
The helicopter arrived at the cruise ship around 12:30 p.m. and hoisted the young man, his mother, and a cruise ship nurse and flew them to a hospital in New Orleans.
The Coast Guard has medevaced at least a half dozen ill or injured passengers from the Carnival Dream south of New Orleans in the last several years.
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Photo credit: Coast Guard News. Video credit: Defebse Video Imagery Distribution Center (DVIDS) – Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Preston / U.S. Coast Guard District 8.