The Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from a Norwegian Cruise Line's ship off the North Carolina coast on Friday, April 21.
At 4:25 p.m., watchstanders received notification from Norwegian Breakaway that a 60-year-old man was experiencing kidney failure.
A Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter crew and C-130 Super Hercules aircraft crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City.
The man was hoisted to the helicopter and the crew took him to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington NC for treatment.
“The crews from Air Station Elizabeth City as well as the 5th District Command Center team seamlessly worked together to carry out a successful offshore hoist,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Barbay, operations unit controller for the case.