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Passenger Airlifted From Cruise Ship Off Nantucket



    Coast Guard Airlifts 78-Year-Old From Cruise Ship

    The US Coast Guard airlifted a 78-year-old man from a cruise ship off of Nantucket Island. (Published Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018)

    A passenger suffering a possible stroke aboard a cruise ship had to be evacuated by helicopter off Nantucket.

    Coast Guard video shows an aircrew from Coast Guard Station Cape Cod hoisting the 78-year-old man, strapped onto a stretcher, from the Norwegian Escape and up into a Jayhawk helicopter. The ship's crew notified the Coast Guard about the man's condition Saturday evening. The unnamed man and a nurse were air-lifted and transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

    Coast Guard officials say the man was in stable condition at the time of the transfer.

    The 1,069-foot-long ship was about 40 nautical miles south of the Massachusetts island at the time. In audio from the rescue, a male voice from the cruise ship thanks the Coast Guard crew, saying, "as always, an amazing operation."

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