The US Coast Guard received a call from Carnival Splendor Saturday evening at 7pm PDT requesting a medevac for a 71-year-old man who was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack.
The Coast Guard launched an MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter from their base at San Diego to the ship's location which was about 130 miles southwest of San Diego.
Once on the scene the crew routinely hoisted the man and the ship's nurse, and transported them to a local hospital at La Jolla, California. The Coast Guard reported the man was in good condition.
Carnival Splendor was en route from Cabo San Lucas to Long Beach at the end of a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise. It had departed Long Beach on September 27, and Cabo San Lucas on Friday, October 2.