Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Cruise Ship

posted by Walt Perkins - 

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod aircrew on Saturday medevaced a 78-year-old man from the cruise ship Norwegian Escape after he suffered a possible stroke 40 nautical miles south of Nantucket.

The crew of the Escape notified Coast Guard watchstanders of the man’s condition around 5 p.m.

An Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted the man and a nurse from the ship around 7:30 p.m. and took them to Rhode Island Hospital.

 The man was reported to be stable at the time of the transfer.

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