U.S. Coast Guard Airlifts Ill Passenger From Cruise Ship

The U.S. Coast Guard has medically evacuated a passenger from a cruise ship off the coast of California. 

ABC7.com reports that the 68-year-old woman showed signs of suffering from a stroke when authorities aboard the Viking Sun cruise ship called for assistance as the ship sailed approximately 225 miles off the coast of San Diego. 

The Coast Guard’s San Diego base sent a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to the woman’s aide, and it sent a C-27 Spartan airplane from its Sacramento base. 

The video above shows the helicopter lowering a rescue basket to the ship to assist the victim. 

At last report, the woman was in stable condition.