Passenger Rescued from Carnival Christmas Cruise

   December 27, 2016 ,   Accidents

A 50-year-old passenger who was on a Carnival Christmas cruise off San Diego's coast was evacuated from his ship on Sunday night, December 25, with heart attack symptoms, U.S. Coast Guard announced.

Carnival Inspiration was around 27 miles southwest off the coast at about 7:00 p.m. when it contacted the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the man be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care.

A 45-foot response boat crew launched from Coast Guard Station San Diego arrived on scene, then safely got the man, his wife and a nurse from the cruise ship, according to authorities.

The rescue boat got back to shore at about 11 p.m. to an awaiting ambulance, which took the man to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest for treatment.

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