Coast Guard medevacs woman southeast of Ambrose Sea Buoy

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Coast Guard medevacs woman southeast of Ambrose Sea Buoy


NEW YORK – A Coast Guard boatcrew medically evacuated a 48-year-old woman experiencing seizures Thursday night 18-miles southeast of Ambrose Sea Buoy.

At approximately 7 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report stating a woman aboard the cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, was experiencing seizures. 

The command center watchstanders briefed the flight surgeon who recommended a medevac and a  rescue crew from Station Sandy Hook was launched.

The crew arrived on scene and safely transferred the woman and a nurse aboard the station 47-foot Motor Life Boat and brought them to Station Sandy Hook. 

The woman was then transferred to EMS, her condition currently is unknown.