WGMD.com reports the Coast Guard medevaced a passenger off the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Miracle to Norfold Sentara General Hospital. Carnival crew aboard the Miracle contacted Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders at approximately 6 a.m. and stated there was a 74-year-old male aboard experiencing breathing problems in need of a medevac.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center launched a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to perform the medevac.
The helicopter crew transfered the passenger and the ship's physician to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. The passenger's consition is unknown at this time.
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