A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued a woman with a medical condition over the weekend from a Carnival Cruise Line's ship in Gulf of Mexico.
About 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, a 52-year-old woman aboard Carnival Valor needed to be taken to a hospital on dry land, Coast Guard officials said.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was dispatched from New Orleans to the ship, located about 260 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, La. An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane also was sent to assist.
The helicopter arrived at the scene shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday. The patient and a nurse from the cruise ship were flown to a hospital in New Orleans, Coast Guard officials said.
Details about the woman's medical problems weren't available but Coast Guard officials said she was in stable condition at the hospital.