Carnival Pride contacted the US Coast Guard this morning (Sunday, June 14) at 7:35am requesting a medevac for a 57-year-old woman who had suffered a heart attack. The request came after consultation with a cardiologist and a Coast Guard flight surgeon.
The Coast Guard dispatched a MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter crew from Elizabeth City (NC) to the agreed rendezvous point 56 nautical miles east of Cape Hatteras.
The woman arrived at a hospital in Norfolk at 11:10am. At the request of a Coast Guard flight surgeon, a nurse from the cruise ship accompanied the patient to the hospital.
Carnival Pride had departed from Baltimore yesterday afternoon on a 7-night cruise to Cruise.