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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