Video Release: Coast Guard Medevacs cruise ship passenger 150 miles southeast of Wilmington, NC

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July 12, 2018
U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
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Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 150 miles southeast of Wilmington, NCAir Station Elizabeth City medevacs woman

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PORTSMOUTH, Va -- A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter medevaced an 80-year-old passenger from the cruise ship Adventure of the Seas today.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District command center were contacted by the crew of the cruise ship and requested the medevac of an 80-year-old female passenger who had reportedly suffered a stroke and needed medical assistance.


A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. was launched to assist. After hoisting the woman, the helicopter crew transported her to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for treatment.