NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a 75-year-old man Wednesday from a cruise ship approximately 195 nautical miles offshore south Mobile, Alabama.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a medical evacuation (medevac) request at approximately 3:45 p.m. from the cruise ship’s doctor that a passenger was experiencing severe abdominal pain.
The U.S. Coast Guard 8th District (Coast Guard Heartland) watchstanders coordinated the launch of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew to assist.
The MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, deployed the rescue swimmer, hoisted the man and the ship’s nurse and Headed to land to transfer them to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel awaiting at University Medical Center New Orleans.
The man was last reported in stable condition.
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