USCG Rescue Man from Cruise Ship
The Coast Guard hoisted a man to safety off a cruise ship 250 miles southwest of Key West, Florida, Thursday.
Coast Guard Seventh District command center watchstanders were notified of a 51-year old man experiencing severe chest pain while aboard the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy. After consulting a Coast Guard flight surgeon, a medevac was recommended.
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater launched an MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew who arrived on scene, hoisted the man, and safely transported him to Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, in stable condition.