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Cruise ship passenger airlifted Wednesday near Southwest Pass

Coast Guard medevacs 53-year-old male cruise ship passenger offshore Southwest Pass, Louisiana
Posted at 12:11 PM, Dec 23, 2021

A cruise ship passenger was airlifted Wednesday by the Coast Guard near Southwest Pass.

The Coast Guard on Thursday says they medevaced a 53-year-old male cruise ship passenger Wednesday around 218 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Coast Guard received a call at approximately 11:23 a.m. stating a man was experiencing stroke-like symptoms aboard the cruise ship Carnival Valor.

Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.

Officials say the helicopter crew arrived at the scene, hoisted the passenger and a Carnival Valor nurse, and transferred them both to University Medical Center in New Orleans.

The man was last reported in stable condition.

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