The Coast Guard has medevaced a Carnival cruise passenger about 100 mi east of Cape Hatteras.
The rescue took place early Thursday morning, June 7. Portsmouth's 5th District command center received the notification at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6. It came in from Carnival Horizon's crew and said a 33-year-old female passenger was suffering from "appendicitis-like symptoms".
Elizabeth City's MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded and, upon arrival, the helicopter crew hoisted the passenger and medevaced the woman to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (Norfolk, Virginia).
According to Lt. j.g. Daniel J.Dunn, command duty officer at 5th District command center, Carnival Horizon had diverted their course to shore, which had expedited the response time.
For other Carnival Horizon accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.