Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship

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News Release  

December 16, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: (504) 671-2020
After Hours: (618) 225-9008

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 17-year-old male from a cruise ship approximately 170 nautical miles southeast of South West Pass, Louisiana, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8 a.m. from the cruise ship Carnival Dream that the male had suffered a seizure. 

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched a MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew and Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile launched a HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew. 

The crews arrived on scene at 12:30 p.m. and the helicopter crew hoisted the male, his mother, and the cruise ship nurse and transferred them to University Medical in New Orleans.