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Cool video: Coast Guard medevacs woman off NC coast

Posted January 29, 2015

Coast Guard aircraft and crews from Florida and Georgia are in Elizabeth City this week to help assess damage from Superstorm Sandy up and down the East Coast.

— The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruse ship off the North Carolina coast Thursday morning:

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Va., received a call from the Bahama-flagged, 965-foot cruise ship Norwegian Gem at approximately 11:45 a.m., requesting a medevac for a 66-year-old passenger experiencing complications from diabetes, the Coast Guard said.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City arrived at the ship at about 2:20 p.m., hoisted the woman to the helicopter and took her to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., where she was last reported to be in stable condition, the Coast Guard said.


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  • North Carolina Cutie Jan 30, 2015

    Great job guys, it's spelled cruise, did they correct it ?

  • Angie Cox Jan 30, 2015
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    what age are the people who report this for WRAL? cruise is spelled cruise not cruse

  • pipcolt Jan 30, 2015

    Unrecognized everyday heroes no matter what the weather is. Thank you for your service.

  • bonnnie Jan 30, 2015

    Awesome job guys.