The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) medevaced a woman from a Carnival Cruise Line's ship off the coast of North Carolina.
A Coast Guard release says that Carnival Pride crew members had notified watchstanders on Monday, January 21, that a 40-year-old female passenger had abdominal pains. An Air Station Elizabeth City's helicopter crew was launched and hoisted the woman from the vessel, which was sailing approximately 50 miles (80 kilometres) southeast of Cape Hatteras.
Together with her spouse and a nurse, the passenger was taken to a Morehead City hospital.
Further details about the condition of the woman were not available.
At the time of the accident, Carnival Pride was on a 7-days, round-trip The Bahamas cruise from Baltimore MD and is scheduled to arrive in Princess Cays, Bahamas private island on Wednesday, January 23.
For other Carnival Pride accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.