A 66-year-old cruise passenger who reportedly suffered a stroke aboard a Carnival Cruise Line's ship about 80 miles from Atlantic City has been airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for medical treatment early Monday, July 23.
The USCG sent an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter after a crew member aboard Carnival Horizon requested a medevac for the female guest, according to a statement.
An Air Station Atlantic City aircrew hoisted the woman as well as a nurse off the ship and flew both to shore at around 1:00 a.m. The patient was then sent by ambulance to the local hospital.
Carnival Horizon set sail from port of New York on Sunday, July 22.
The Coast Guard did not identify the woman, adding they did not have an update on her condition.
For other Carnival Horizon accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.