USCG Medevacs Cruise Ship Crewman
Thursday, March 27, 2014
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The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said it medevaced a 42-year-old male crewmember Wednesday from a cruise ship approximately 25 miles east of Cape Lookout, N.C.

The captain of the 950-foot cruise ship Carnival Splendor notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center watchstander at approximately 6 p.m. stating Efendi was is in medical distress.

Coast Guard watchstanders launched a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to assist.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 8 p.m., hoisted Efendi into the helicopter and took him to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, N.C., where he reported to be in stable condition.

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