HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) The Coast Guard has helped take a man from a cruise ship to the mainland for a medical problem.
The Coast Guard's Portsmouth, Virginia, command center received a call Friday morning that a passenger on the cruise ship was suffering abdominal pain.
Helicopters were then launched from a North Carolina station to respond.
The 55-year-old Canadian man and his wife were hoisted aboard the helicopter and taken to a hospital in Morehead City, North Carolina.
The medevac took place about 100 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.
The Coast Guard didn't immediately provide further information about the man's condition.