The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old woman on Sunday, December 11 from Carnival Conquest, 27 miles north of Cat Island, Bahamas.
Watchstanders at the 7th Coast Guard District Command Center received a call from the crew of Conquest stating one of the passengers developed symptoms of a stroke. The watchstanders directed the launch of a forward deployed Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew.
The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the patient along with her husband and a nurse from the cruise ship, and flew them to Nassau, Bahamas. The helicopter crew transferred the patient to awaiting emergency medical services who took the patient for further medical care to Doctors Hospital in Nassau.