Man Rescued From Cruise Ship Off Wilmington

The Coast Guard has flown a man with a medical condition from a cruise ship to a North Carolina hospital.

Coast Guard officials said they were contacted Monday afternoon by the doctor on the Norwegian cruise ship Gem who reported a 38-year-old man was going into shock. The ship was about 75 miles east of Wilmington at the time.

A helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Station in Elizabeth City flew the man from the ship to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

The Coast Guard says the man was in stable condition. His name was not released.

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  • by CoastieDad Location: Jacksonville on Dec 21, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    The Coast Guard is not part of the military or Dept of Defense. They are currently part of Homeland Security and if/when the "war" is over they will revert back to the Dept of Transportation.
  • by uscg aux member on Dec 21, 2011 at 05:15 AM
    this is why i am proud to volunteer with them
  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 04:46 PM
    More typical Coast Guard excellence, as usual! One question: Do the people who receive these rescue flights get billed for them? My guess would be that they don't, since the Coasties are part of our military and are funded by taxes, but can anyone enlighten me?
  • by Former Coastie Location: Greenville on Dec 13, 2011 at 09:37 AM
    Coasties saving the day...Semper Paratus! Air Station E City baby!
  • by anon on Dec 13, 2011 at 05:11 AM
    kudos 6009/ semper paratus

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