Boy Medevaced From Cruise Ship For Health Issues

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 13-year-old boy off a cruise ship approximately 40 miles northeast of Cape Hatteras Saturday with symptoms of appendicitis.

Coast Guard officials received a call at 8 a.m. from crew aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Jewel reporting they had a teenage boy showing symptoms of acute appendicitis and needing medical attention.

The helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. was dispatched to the scene and hoisted the boy and his mother off the cruise ship at 11:02 a.m.

They were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.


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  • by SonofaSailor Location: Greenville/NC/USA on Dec 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    To Will:(Ref.misuse of EastCare & Your Tax Dollars). I suppose you would consider this Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Base Rescue at Sea a waste of your tax dollars as well? Planning on going on a cruise anytime in the near future Will? I just want to extend a big Thank You to probably our most unrecognized Branch of Armed Forces. Just like our top 4, these highly trained young men & women perform self-sacrificing, dangerous missions on a daily basis as well. Just one duty among a pleatheria of other vital functions this group of professionals perform for us citizens of the USA. Again, a Big Thank you to all the the "Coasties", Active & Retired, for the all you do, have done, and continue to do for our Country.
  • by ocracoke advisor Location: ocracoke n.c on Dec 12, 2010 at 03:27 PM
    OMG i was wunderin wat the chopper was doin me n my friend saw it goin offshore
  • by Ozone Location: Belhaven on Dec 12, 2010 at 06:46 AM
    Thanks guys for the job you do!!!!!
  • by Chuck WireWiggler Location: ChazWorld, ENC Branch on Dec 11, 2010 at 09:30 PM
    Just a 'nuther day at the office for these guys. God bless you, and thank you for what you do. 5696 USB. occasionally used 8984.
  • by Nanci on Dec 11, 2010 at 08:26 PM
    "Hoisted" off the ship; bet that was a hairy ride! Hope he's OK.
  • by 5696 on Dec 11, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    Thanks for be in the times of need. Great job as always.
  • by Kim Location: ENC on Dec 11, 2010 at 04:25 PM
    To our all too often forgotten Coasties - Thank you for what you do!
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