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Coast Guard Airlifts Man From Cruise Ship Off Pompano Beach

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A coast guard helicopter. (Source: CBS4)

A coast guard helicopter. (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — It was the U.S. Coast Guard to the rescue after a cruise ship passenger became seriously ill off the coast of Pompano Beach.

Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, a medical crew aboard the Carnival Sensation notified the Coast Guard that they had a 44-year old man experiencing respiratory issues. The ship’s medical crew discussed the man’s condition with the Coast Guard’s on-duty flight surgeon and determined a medevac was necessary.

The man and a nurse were airllifted off the ship by an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami brought to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale where he was listed as stable.

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