UPDATE: Coast Guard medevacs a 71-year-old woman from cruise ship near Bahamas

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News Release  

Nov 11, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649

Coast Guard medevacs a 71-year-old woman from cruise ship near Bahamas

MIAMI -- The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman from a cruise ship, AIDAmar, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center received a request from the cruise ship for the medevac stating the passenger was reportedly suffering from stroke-like symptoms. 

The Coast Guard launched an Air Station Clearwater MH-60 helicopter crew. 

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 7:00 p.m., safely transferred the patient aboard the helicopter. She will be transported to Doctor's Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas.


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