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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. 

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