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Coast Guard Rescues Heart Attack Victim From Cruise Ship Off State Coast


The Coast Guard says that it has rescued a man who suffered a heart attack on a cruise ship off our state’s coast.

It happened about 150 miles east of Cape Lookout on the 952-foot Carnival Splendor, Saturday night around 8p.m.

Personnel from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, dispatched crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft to
assist.

The man was hoisted along with a nurse into the helicopter where they were ultimately taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

The patient is said to be in stable condition.


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