The U.S. Coast Guard has come to the rescue of a 52-year-old cruise passenger. The man fell ill on an MSC Cruises ship off New Jersey on Tuesday, March 19.
Officials said MSC Divina was about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast of Atlantic City when the captain of the ship requested medical evacuation.
The passenger, whose name has not been released yet, was found unconscious on the pool deck.
The Coast Guard immediately dispatched an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City in order to complete the rescue mission.
The man was hoisted onto the helicopter and transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus. His condition has not been revealed.
MSC Divina is currently sailing en route to Bermuda from New York City before heading to Portugal, Spain, France, Italy over the next weeks.
For other MSC Divina accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.