Video: Coast Guard Medevacs Woman From Ship

October 7, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 30-year-old woman from the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway on Tuesday [Oct 6], hoisting the woman onto a helicopter.

The Coast Guard said, “The Coast Guard medevaced a 30-year-old woman Tuesday from a cruise ship approximately 165 miles east of Virginia Beach.

“Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders received a request at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday to medevac a woman suffering abdominal pain aboard the Brazilian cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway.

Video courtesy of the Coast Guard

“A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 aircraft crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City at 7 a.m. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 9:01 a.m. and hoisted the woman and a ship’s nurse.

“The helicopter crew arrived at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Ghent at 10:36 a.m. The woman was reported in stable condition.”

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