An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego medically evacuated a passenger from a cruise ship 250 miles southwest of San Diego Sunday evening.
Just after noon, the crew of the cruise ship Oosterdam notified the Coast Guard that the 65-year-old man needed immediate medical assistance. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and recommended the man be medically evacuated.
At approximately12:30 p.m.,Sunday, a helicopter was launched from Sector San Diego to conduct the medevac. An HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Air Station Sacramento supported the medevac by providing long-range visual and communications coverage.
At 4:45 p.m, the helicopter crew hoisted the cruise ship passenger and a nurse, who were then flown to the Sector to be transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel.