Coast Guard airlifts woman from cruise ship to NHRMC

Coast Guard airlifts woman from cruise ship to NHRMC

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The United States Coast Guard medevaced an 80-year-old passenger from a cruise ship 150 miles off the Wilmington coast Thursday.

According to Coast Guard officials, their 5th district command center was contacted by the crew of the cruise ship, Adventure of the Seas, requesting assistance after the female passenger reportedly had a stroke and need medical care.

A helicopter crew from Elizabeth City, NC launched to assist. After hoisting the woman from the ship, the helicopter transported her to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. Her current condition is not known.

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