A cruise passenger suffered a stroke onboard Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas and had to be medevaced to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center from over 100 miles off Jersey Shore, the Coast Guard announced.
The airlift took place after the USCG was contacted by the crew of the ship via satellite phone at about 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, authorities said.
On Friday night, Adventure of the Seas was moving south off Beaufort's coast, South Carolina.
An Air Station Atlantic City-based MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched in order to conduct the airlift. Air Station Elizabeth City in North Carolina dispatched a Lockheed HC-130J for support in the rescue operation, the Coast Guard revealed.
An EMS squad waited for the helicopter crew to land when the patient was transported to the regional trauma center.
For other Adventure of the Seas accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.