SAN DIEGO, December 6, 2022 — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a 72-year-old man from the cruise ship Crown Princess approximately 90 nautical miles offshore the San Diego coast, Tuesday.
Cruise Ship Crown Princess crewmembers contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders requesting a medical evacuation for a man experiencing stroke-like symptoms.
A USCG Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter (MRR) aircrew was launched to Crown Princess’s location.
The MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew arrived on the scene, deployed the rescue swimmer and hoisted the man, his spouse and the cruise ship’s nurse. Once onboard the rescue helicopter aircrew headed to land to transport them to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
The patient was in critical condition when he was transferred to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel awaiting at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
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