ATLANTIC CITY - The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship 118 miles southeast of Atlantic City Oct. 17.
According to a release, District 5 watchstanders received notification via satellite phone at approximately 6:20 p.m., that a man aboard the cruise ship Adventure of the Sea had experienced symptoms of a stroke and needed medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.
An Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched and medevaced the man while an Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130J Hercules aircrew provided support.
The man was transported to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Air Station Atlantic City.