Coast Guard rescues man from cruise ship off North Carolina

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.