Published reports indicate that a man was medically evacuated from a cruise ship, after being found unconscious while sailing on the vessel earlier this week.
The 52-year-old man was about halfway through a 32-day itinerary aboard the MSC Divina when he was found unresponsive as the ship sailed about 100 miles southeast of Atlantic City. Cruise officials notified federal authorities who ten dispatched the U.S. Coast Guard to medically evacuate the man.
The Coast Guard dispatched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Atlantic City, New Jersey and HC-130 Hercules airplane from Elizabeth City, North Carolina to the man’s rescue. He was successfully transported to Atlantic City Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.
Video of the evacuation was posted online.