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Coast Guard medevac child from cruise ship Carnival Dream, 264 nm

Coast Guard medevac child from cruise ship Carnival Dream, 264 nm
Archive image: Gulf of México – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, a 210-foot ship home-ported in St. Petersburg, Fla., conducts basket training with a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., MH-60 Jayhawk flight crew.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Simpson.

PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a 7-year-old passenger from the cruise ship Carnival Dream, 264 nautical miles southwest of Clearwater, Sunday.

The Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders launched​ an MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater to realize the medical evacuation. Over the scene the helicopter crew deployed the rescue swimmer who took care of hoisting safely the child and her father.

Once onboard, the USCG rescue helicopter aircrew headed for land to transfer the boy to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. The boy was attended in stable condition.

A cruise ship Carnival Dream crewmember reported to​ Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg​ watchstanders indicating that the child was suffering from abdominal pain.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew medevac a 7-year-old child Mar. 13, 2022 from the cruise ship, Carnival Dream, after she was reported to be suffering from abdominal pain.
A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended the child to be brought to shore.
U.S. Coast Guard video.
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast.
Department of Homeland Security.

The​ Coast Guard flight surgeon on duty inmediately recommended the medical evacuation to bring the child ashore.

The Coast Guard encourages all mariners to have reliable forms of communication in the event of emergencies.

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