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Officials: 2 Sick Passengers Airlifted Off Cruise Ship By Coast Guard


Two people are at a hospital in the east after being airlifted by the Coast Guard off our state’s coast.

Coast Guard officials say that 25-year-old man and 60-year-old woman were airlifted off of a cruise ship Sunday morning. The ship was around 135 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.

Officials were notified on Saturday around 4:30 p.m. about the sick patrons aboard the Carnival Splendor, a 950-foot cruise ship. The Coast Guard requested the ship come closer to the coast, as it was about 410 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.

The passengers were taken by a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

The passengers are reportedly in stable condition.

Officials did not say what the passengers were ill with.


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