The Court Guard reports an aircrew from Sector San Diego airlifted a cruise passenger experiencing chest pain from the Carnival cruise ship INSPIRATION. The medevac took place approximately 30 miles southwest of San Diego on the evening of Thursday, February 2, 2012. The crew of the INSPIRATION requested a medevac for the 61-year-old passenger at approximately 5:30 p.m. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and recommended immediate airlift. A MH-60 Jayhawk crew met the cruise ship at 7:40 p.m. and hoisted the passenger from the INSPIRATION. While on the ground at San Diego, the passenger was transferred to an emergency medical facility for further care. The man’s condition is unknown at the time of this article. This is just one of several cruise ship medevacs preformed by the Coast Guard this year alone.
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