Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from ship off California

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina conducts a demonstration at Coast Guard Station Chincoteague, Virginia, July 25, 2017.


By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 4, 2017

SAN DIEGO — A crewmember suffering a medical emergency was flown from a cruise ship more than 200 miles off Southern California to a hospital on shore.

The Coast Guard says it was notified Sunday by the crew of the Holland America Line's Oosterdam that a 33-year-old man was having symptoms of appendicitis.

A helicopter hoisted the man from the ship about 230 miles southwest of San Diego and flew him to a hospital in San Diego County.

His condition is unknown Monday.



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