The Coast Guard medevacked a man from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the North Carolina coast on Tuesday, March 28.
Watchstanders in the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification from the 915-foot Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas at about 4:40 p.m., that a 70-year-old male passenger was experiencing pains in his abdomen.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and C-130 Super Hercules aircraft crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., and arrived on scene with Grandeur of the Seas approximately 150 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.
The helicopter crew lowered rescue swimmer and a rescue basket to the ship, before hoisting the man to the helicopter.
He was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington NC.