Multiple media outlets report the Coast Guard has medevaced a 57-year-old passenger Wednesday morning from the Carnival cruise ship Splendor. A Coast Guard Air Station located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to assist the passenger in need of medical assistance. The helicopter arrived on scene while the ship was 80 miles off the Virginia coast. The passenger was hoisted into the helicopter and transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The passenger’s condition is unknown as this time.
Footage of the Coast Guard’s medevac.