SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevac a 73-year-old man from the cruise ship Carnival Inspiration approximately 40 miles west of San Diego, Tuesday.
Carnival Inspiration crew contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 11:30 a.m. requesting assistance for a passenger who was experiencing complications from a pre-existing medical condition.
Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew.
Once on scene, the Jayhawk crew lowered the rescue swimmer to the cruise ship to assess the patient. The helicopter crew then lowered a rescue basket to hoist the patient into the aircraft and transported him to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla just after 1:30 p.m.
The patient was reported to be in stable condition.