NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a 53-year-old male cruise ship passenger Wednesday approximately 218 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.
The U.S. Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders received a call at approximately 11:23 a.m. stating a man was experiencing stroke-like symptoms aboard the cruise ship Carnival Valor.
Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew.
The rescue helicopter crew arrived at the scene, deployed the rescue swimmer, hoisted the passenger and a cruise ship Carnival Valor nurse, and transferred them both to the emergency medical services personnel (EMS) from the University Medical Center in New Orleans.
The rescued man was last reported in stable condition.
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