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