Coast Guard medevacs 78-year-old from cruise ship in Key West

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News Release  

Dec. 18, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
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Coast Guard medevacs 78-year-old from cruise ship in Key West


MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 78-year-old man from the cruise ship, Viking Sky, Monday at the Key West sea buoy.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received the request from cruise ship at approximately 5:50 p.m. for a 78-year-old man experiencing stroke-like symptoms. Station Key West launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to the vessel where they embarked the patient.

The patient was then transferred ashore to awaiting emergency medical services.


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