The Coast Guard says that it medevaced a man suffering from a heart attack out on the open water.
Officials say that the 81-year-old was aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, a 1,063-foot cruise ship, approximately 55 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras.
Watchstanders were contacted by the captain of the ship around 4 a.m., according to the Coast Guard.
Officials say a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was dispatched from Elizabeth City.
We're told the man was hoisted onto the helicopter and taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he is in stable condition.